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J. O.'s rating of the film Blood Father

As a fan of the Mesrine films, I expected this to be of a similar calibre - but I was disappointed, despite all the potential. Unfortunately, the dialogue was about as dull and plodding as it gets, while the overall style was a big confused - sometimes looking like a made-for-TV movie, other times opting for a kinetic, nearly-arthouse aesthetic. Mel was certainly doing the best he could with what he had to work with.