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  1. Richmond Hill's rating of the film Blood Simple

    The further trouble with Harry...Terse and economical for the most part, this is a sure-handed farcical excursion into seediness and desperation. Yet for all the technical flair it remains an exercise in plot mechanics at the expense of anything approaching interesting characterisation, let alone people you care about.

  2. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Blood Simple

    Essentially takes the aspect of existentialism that is 'lies passing into truth, and truth passing into lies' and makes it the basis for the movie. Aside from other light existentialist allusions, there's remarkably little to say about it, except for remarking upon the strength of the presentation, both in acting and visual respects. And it is strong in those respects. Otherwise, it's simple, absurdist pulp.

  3. Nick Schwab's rating of the film Blood Simple

    The first 40 minutes delivers a usual noir setup, and is not interesting or unique, but it's a misdirection. While Blood Simple doesn't ignite in creativity and suspense until the halfway point, it then delivers Hitchcock-like twists and tension-filled set pieces. Really, its only problem is this first half, that other than being ordinary, also doesn't give its characters depth outside of monomania.

  4. James Mackin's rating of the film Blood Simple

    Remarkably good for a debut. But then again, it is the Coens.

  5. Richard Tines's rating of the film Blood Simple

    The Coen's first real film, this neonoir feast of raw nerves serves more as a sample of their themes and style...A good first glimpse at some of their best tropes (absurd/grotesque situations, snappy dialogue, Frances McDormand), this 1st off ering has one major flaw, to my eyes...none of the characters are interesting...unlike so many Coen characters, nobody here strikes me as sympathetic and/or unique,,,

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  9. msmichel's rating of the film Blood Simple

    The Coen brothers debut feature only seems to get better with age. It's pulpy premise and near film-noir pretensions work in its favour keeping the viewer enthralled and in suspense. Performances from the four leads are dynamite especially McDormand and Walsh. Great cinematography by Sonnenfeld and the first film score by Burwell is very memorable as well.

  10. Emil Kurjak's rating of the film Blood Simple

    carini gli ultimi 15 minuti

  11. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Blood Simple

  12. Bob's rating of the film Blood Simple

    Coen brothers debut feature is still the darkest among the others they've come up with. Although they frequently returned to the themes of unreliability, murder and sadism - this one feels so bleak, hopeless and perverse - that it's hard to watch it given the wrong mood. Because of that, it leaves a bade taste that is washed up with sentimental song on closing credits - which deepens its morbid tone and memorability.

  13. Amandio Filipe Moura's rating of the film Blood Simple

    First outing for the Coens is an outstanding 80's film noir thriller

  14. petit astronaute's rating of the film Blood Simple

    (2.44 | version 2K restaurée)

  15. EdieEmm's rating of the film Blood Simple

    Sheer cinematic exuberance; this mix of precocious bravado & lateral thinking that you mainly only find in debuts and, even then, not in most of them. As if every shot aims right for 'iconic' and, better still, most of 'em land it. More than makes up for any structural weaknesses and technical imprecision (though personally I love the wild colour palate and DIY construction). Really, lots of fun. 3.75

  16. J.J. 'Jake' Gittes's rating of the film Blood Simple

    There is an ambivalece in the work of the Coen brothers: lights & shadows changing; in here is a lot of light. This is a most typical example of their way doing it: all-in-one-mix of absurdity, violence, unpredictability & comedy. Very much entertaining! 'Blood Simple' constitutes the start of their career for more than 30 years ago & I wished they would stick to their roots more often. Like this.

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  18. Alp Yenibalcı's rating of the film Blood Simple

    With the inspiration they got from the B-list and noir films and the sense of humor came from detective novels by Chandler, Hammett and Cain, Coen Brothers created a darky but neon lighted world with a black comedy soul in it. Frances McDormand has a positive influence in every Coen film she involved. Unpredictable script not easy to find out what will happen next for the spectators. Masterpiece.

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  21. Louisa Savignon's rating of the film Blood Simple

    3.5 // coens being coens already. bery nice

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  23. LauraPalmer's rating of the film Blood Simple

    Rewatched and re-loved. I didn't remember how good is this. What a Masterpiece. Blood Simple and Lost Highway: maybe I'm wrong but I've always associated these two wonderful films with one another.

  24. gld48's rating of the film Blood Simple

    Outstanding debut. Terrifying in parts.

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