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Joel Coen


John Getz
Frances McDormand
Dan Hedaya
M. Emmet Walsh
Samm-Art Williams
Deborah Neumann





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A wealthy bar owner in Texas suspect his wife of cheating on him. He hire an unscrupulous private investigator to confirm and kill his wife and lover. The hired man has his own plans and soon a simple murder-for-hire takes a complex turn. -- Chris Kavan

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Moviehead 04/01/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Brutal. Savage. Dark. Heavy. All this and more blood simple is. This is enviroment with no morality, and in this film that is shown in way that you can smile to their usual dark humor, you can enjoy in beautiful shots and thrilling moments. This is one of the best coens films.

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Daniel Corleone 11/12/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Feels like a lighter version of No Country for Old Men without the scary antagonist. The idea was good, execution was promising yet the screenplay, score were iffy. Blood Simple for me had a few dull scenes but had the thrilling elements and Silence of the Lambs-like conclusion.

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Snoogans 09/24/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The Coen's first movie is great and still one of their best. There are some downright chilling moments.

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Armando Sanchez 01/30/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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this film was the coen brother's first,and a great one for sure.this fim manages to puit both genres of horror and non-linear together in this was truly an amazing film.i loed it.everything about this film was just plain fun and entertaining.the Coens do it again.

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mitchellyoung 12/08/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The beginnings of the Coen Brothers' signature wit, eerie and memorable characters, and non-linear plot devices are on full display in their first feature. The rawness and low-budget feel of the film makes it more claustrophobic and desperately suspenseful.

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12/31/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Blood Simple" by Yojimbo

When a sleazy private eye becomes entangled in a love triangle between a bar owner, his wife and employee, events take a sinister and bloody turn. The Coen brothers first film features a cast of excellent character actors rather than Hollywood "stars". The low budget feel actually adds to the atmosphere of the piece, a seediness permeating the proceedings; the burial scene is particularly unsettling. Barry Sonnenfeld's photography is stark and steeped in shadows following the best traditions of film noir, and the plot has a grittiness that has more in common with the hard boiled noirs of the 40s and 50s than more contemporary thrillers. In some ways it is their most mainstream film as it lacks the quirkiness that became their trademark, but it's a fine debut.

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