Blood Simple

Blood Simple

DVD - 2001
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A jealous husband hires a detective to murder his wife and her lover.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, c2001
ISBN: 9780783261133
0783261136
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Blood simple (Motion picture)

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empbee
Jul 13, 2018

A clever, old gem. Well executed and acted.

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slarsen
May 27, 2018

I really like Frances McDormand. To see her so young was a pleasure. Other than that I found this film to be gritty and predictable. It certainly deserves three stars but I can't recommend it.

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Miller1114
May 11, 2018

This would make a great 70's movie but today, not so much. I don't see how this was a good movie when it was made in 1984. Long. Choppy. There is so little information about the characters you aren't emotionally invested in any of them.

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ralwal
Dec 28, 2017

Unfortunately it doesn't stand the test of time. Talk about leaving your DNA all over the place!
We fast forwarded a lot and laughed at the stupidity of the plot..

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PHAERTE1
Nov 03, 2017

Classic noir.

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brooklynmu
Feb 28, 2017

Great neo-noir film. If you're a fan of the Coen brothers, it's worth a go.

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britprincess1ajax
May 09, 2016

Meh. I like the Coen brothers, but this is certainly not their best work. A touch too slow, it's a decent first attempt, what with it being Joel's directorial debut, but the brothers had yet to come into their own. RAISING ARIZONA and FARGO are more my speed. I'd skip BLOOD SIMPLE. You're not missing much.

7duffy Sep 10, 2015

Interesting little film. A bit uneven, but quirky enough to keep you interested. At some points I thought it was more David Lynch than the CoBros, but I like these kind of off-beat stories. I think Coen Brothers fans will enjoy their first effort, but it may not be polished enough for wide-spread consumption.

bears1985 Aug 28, 2014

The story was great but the action and the acting sucked I'd pass on this one but if you give it a try it's better than tv just barly and no commercials but this on drags I warned you

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Monolith
Aug 28, 2013

I never saw this debut neo-noir from the Coen brothers before, and I really enjoyed it. A dark, dark revenge flick, with some twists I didn't see coming, and scored with an atmospheric piano composition adding the perfect eerie mood. All four of the main characters were terrific: (poor Dan Hedaya/Marty... You can't trust *anybody*!); and agreed, 'liquiddemons', Frances McDormand here in her first film was a hottie. FIVE STARS.

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Monolith
Aug 28, 2013

Meurice: "Howdy stranger." Ray: Meurice. "Meurice. Sorry about last night." Meurice: "No sweat; wasn't too busy. You missed a good one, though. This white guy walks in about one o'clock, and asks if we have a discount for alcoholics... Well, I tell him to get lost, but now Marty's sittin' here, and I can tell he's thinkin' that maybe that ain't such a bad idea..."

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Monolith
Aug 28, 2013

Marty: "I got a job for you." Private Detective Visser: "Uh, well, if the pay's right, and it's legal, I'll do it." Marty: "It's not strictly legal." Private Detective Visser: "......Well, if the pay's right, I'll do it."

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Monolith
Aug 28, 2013

Marty (pushing ten grand across the table with his boot): "Count it... and go." Private Detective Visser: "Naw... I trust ya." (shoots Marty)

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