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Blood Father

6.41 h 28 min2016X-Ray15
When his 17-year-old daughter goes on the run, her perennial screw-up dad - former drunk, junkie, biker and convict - is determined for once to do the right thing.
Jean-François Richet
Mel GibsonErin MoriartyDiego Luna
English [CC]
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Michael ParksWilliam H. MacyDale DickeyThomas Mann
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4.3 out of 5 stars

1417 global ratings

  1. 58% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 24% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 11% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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Michael MacneilReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 May 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Depth and grit
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Plenty of grit and depth, not just an action film but a comment on dysfunction, the whole subculture in and out of prison and how to get your money clean! Lots of ethnic tension and a good quality watch :-) Lots of Mel's films have a positive subliminal message, this is no exception.
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Suzy SiouxReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 December 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fabulous hard hitting film
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I think this is one of the most realistic rendition of bikers and prison, parole and the sheer lunacy of the human race I have seen for a long time. Mel Gibson who I used to adore then went off him when he went all anti everyone, has to me redeemed himself a little. I enjoyed this film immensely and some of it was supremely uncomfortable to watch. There was a grittiness to it, that only older experienced actors can bring to a role. With the wrinkles comes a sort of wisdom. Mel looked great, reminding me a little of Negan from the Walking Dead (or more accurately Jeffrey Dean Morgan with his Negan beard!) He was believable in his role, the supporting actors weren't pretty boy actors, and even the gang tattoos looked authentic. Apart from that it's a great story, fast paced and unpredictable. I was surprised that the dislike I felt for Gibson after the likes of Braveheart, which was bad enough but the Patriot had me spitting in disbelief that Martin Riggs could be such a dick, dissipated with him in this role. I loved him in the Mad Max films and loved him as Porter in Payback. He suits the rougher roles. The Hollywoodization of Brave heart and the Patriot were like badly fitting pants that didn't suit him at all. Whatever he was angry at at this point in his life, well he seems to have got over it. So if he stands true to the ethics behind Blood Father i.e. anti Nazi's, skin cancer awareness etc. then I will look forward to seeing him in more roles like this. It's a great story of the relationship between a rebellious and misguided daughter and her errant once wild father and how love conquers all without a single bit of saccharin. GREAT STUFF watch it.
PhilosopherNineReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 November 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A classic exploitation B-movie with Mel Gibson...
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misscatReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 December 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Watchable, but...
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Mel Gibson has made some decent films, I've always liked him, even though he can be annoying!
I just don't get why people think this a great film. It's a pretty lame story that limps along with nothing great about it.
Only watched it to see how old Mel is faring, he needs a good film to remind us how good he can still be.
Elizabeth ScottReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 March 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mel at his best!
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All I can say is Mel was Brilliant you cant beat him when he is pissed off and angry just finished watching it now its going in my basket to add to my Mel collection and he still has it hes still hot!!
mary campbellReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 April 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
nothing groundbreaking.
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plenty of action in this high octane thriller. script could have been a lot better and I think mel gibson is capable of much more that could show his acting skills that said it was entertaining but not challenging.
E. MalinsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 December 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Well done, but with a lazy ending
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It was promising and with a bit of polish, would have been a work of art. Instead it was lazily written and even then the ending felt like something being slapped together at 4pm on a Friday.
fastforwardfanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 June 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Mel's back!
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Mel Gibson is great in this as a haggard old con trying to protect his wayward daughter, who has got mixed up with a drugs gang. Shades of Taken crossed with Breaking Bad. Very watchable action movie.
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