- horror reviews - MOH 2019


IMDb Info

Release Year: 2018
Runtime: 1h 37min
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Plot Summary: Evan values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

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Outside Reviews:

Brian Tallerico
2 out of 4 stars -

A strong sense of style and a promising premise are undone in a film that never quite figures out how to write itself out of its corner. Heavily inspired by the Dexter books by Jeff Lindsay (adapted into the Showtime hit series with Michael C. Hall) and bowing at the altar of Brian De Palma in visual terms, “Bloodline” has a lot to like for about half of its running time, but never quite figures out how to stop the bleeding. A character study descends into a generic crime novel, complete with a final twist that simply isn’t believable. Still, there’s enough cinematic potential on display before that to warrant a look for hardcore genre fans and those who know that Seann William Scott is a better actor than his resume may have you believe.

Roxana Hadadi
Grade: C+ - Seann William Scott is a long way from Stifler in the psycho parenthood thriller Bloodline

When Bloodline sticks to Evan and Marie, its themes of family and responsibility are derivative but stylishly communicated, through a propulsive score, quick cuts, and artistic sprays of blood. A third-act turn that isn’t supported sufficiently by preceding character development derails the rhythm. The final 15 or so minutes force the film to grapple too generally with the question of what children inherit from their parents, shifting the story from an exploration of one man’s distorted idea of fatherhood into something broader.