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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Renton47's rating of the film Blood Simple

    Slimy men up to slimy business as usual. Well framed, moody and stylish, but lacking the characterisation that make so many future Coen films outstanding.

  2. Dominic Simard-Jean's rating of the film Blood Simple

    The Coen use violence with perfect care, just enough to shock to viewer. The characters are always very normal and placing them in those situations of violence creates the contrast that drives most of their movie. They always know how to build up the suspense and surprise the viewer enough to keep them interested. What they do might not be new, but it uses the techniques of filmmaking in a very effective way.

  3. Obsessive Cinema Disorder (OCD)'s rating of the film Blood Simple

    The footsteps in the end were proud suspanse.

  4. Janae's rating of the film Blood Simple

    You know how that should go. Luv the shaky cam.

  5. Ghostman's rating of the film Blood Simple

    Right out of the gate they were great filmmakers. Probably has one of the best endings ever. That joke. M. Emmet Walsh is the fucking man.

  6. Dogukan4Ever's rating of the film Blood Simple

    1984, dir. JOEL COEN, ETHAN COEN - 7/10 (USA)

  7. Mr. Marston's rating of the film Blood Simple

  8. Log Lady's rating of the film Blood Simple

    The Coen brothers have never appealed to me much, so I may have been the wrong audience for this, but turns out I liked the noir atmosphere, the cinematography, and the use of long silences to enhance the mood. A pretty solid thriller, although it still had that signature Coen style that for some reason is not for me, but I can't pinpoint exactly what it is that bothers me about it.

  9. Leif Erikson's rating of the film Blood Simple

    Now, in Russia, they got it mapped out so that everyone pulls for everyone else... that's the theory, anyway. But what I know about is Texas, an' down here... you're on your own.

  10. Murat Erdem's rating of the film Blood Simple

    Cohen'lerin enfes filmlerinden. İlk filmleri olduğunu düşünürsem de başyapıt derim herhalde.

  11. alonsoelias's rating of the film Blood Simple

  12. raggiodisole's rating of the film Blood Simple

    oh yes, we like this! Eschews pace in favour of the slow hardboiled buildup

  13. anwoody's rating of the film Blood Simple

    Good film. Echoes of Hitchcock's rope with the lighter under the fish.....Scary Shining-esque claustrophobic climax.

  14. Adam Laurence Pitt's rating of the film Blood Simple

  15. Suzy Lane's rating of the film Blood Simple

    Visually brilliant - interesting to see where the Coens start. A shock to see Frances McDormand so young!

  16. Dennis Morgan's rating of the film Blood Simple

    The film that set an interesting template that the Coen brothers have revisted time and time again. The budgets may have gotten bigger, and they have made darker, and funnier films, yet there is something special about the first time that will always remain supreme.

  17. Squashua's rating of the film Blood Simple

    What starts off as a slighty pedestrian Deep South love triangle simmers away into an absolute nail-biter of a climax. One of the best of the few Cohen films I've seen.

  18. PasKel's rating of the film Blood Simple

    excellent surprise! suspense like Hitchcock, slow weirdness akin to Lynch. Totally enthralled. Didn't pass the betchdel test though.

  19. DanOffen's rating of the film Blood Simple

    Brilliant thriller. So tightly made. Nobody does idiots quite like the Coens.

  20. Oliver Goddard's rating of the film Blood Simple

    A very taught thriller, if occasionally a little too showy for its own good.

  21. simon's rating of the film Blood Simple

    The Coen's first and one of the best!! Highly Recommend.

  22. janh24's rating of the film Blood Simple

    An elegantly economical and taut thriller.

  23. SiIencio's rating of the film Blood Simple

    The Coen Brothers, in this opera prima while still polishing their craft, produce here an interesting noir. Despite a classic story line and a rudimentary character development, the brothers fill it up with enough suspense and some clever twists. A young Frances McDermott eclipses her fellow cast. A decent effort in a long and productive filmography.

  24. ajdehany's rating of the film Blood Simple

    The Coens' universe isn't nihilistic, it's strongly morally tilted, centred on the inherent badness of everyone, but with abundant traces of goodness that arise as the central struggle of all their work.