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Ratings & Reviews

  1. ofNatalie LA's rating of the film Dark Blood

    Every moment of this felt precious, an intermediate state between finished and unfinished, compromise so that something that will make sense, the original vision for this story becoming ever less important, River's work on it, becoming even more. Boy was not afforded enough empathy in the end, his past + philosophies about White Man could have made sense if there was more time. 'You get what you want if you will it.'

  2. Igor Leoni's rating of the film Dark Blood

    I feel bad rating an unfinished film, but the director decided to release it this way, so...

  3. DarthVader's rating of the film Dark Blood

    River Phoenix'siz elde kalan bölümler, yönetmenin senaryoyu izleyiciye anlatmasıyla ilginç bir hal almış...

  4. El Biffo's rating of the film Dark Blood

    3 and a half stars but its not really fair to rate an unfinished film (unfortunately, MUBi no longer makes it possible to review a film without giving it stars). Sluizer provides voice-over for missing scenes, some of what probably would have been the best scenes: the sex scene and the one where River Phoenix fries up a rat and makes Judy Davis eat it.

  5. claudiaaraujo's rating of the film Dark Blood

    As River's last film, it's haunting. You can see the change from his early films and how "darker" he got. Sluzier worked hard to finish this as the film became incomplete after River's death. The cave scene it's eerie as it was the last time River was on camera. I really need to re-watch.

  6. FCC 86's rating of the film Dark Blood

    "You don't get what you want because you're lucky. You get it because you will it''

  7. Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film Dark Blood

    Even flawed and with an overused score, “Dark Blood” can be seen as an exercise with the missing parts composed by a voice-over, but it lacks many essential factors to become memorable. Full Review:

  8. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film Dark Blood

    The film wasn't completed due to the death of (River) Phoenix shortly before the end of the project and remained unfinished for 19 years (Wikipedia).

  9. msmichel's rating of the film Dark Blood

    MWFF '13 Sluzier has put together a release version of his uncompleted film 'Dark Blood'. He stated this edit has put a third leg on the chair so it can stand but the fourth leg will always be lost due to the loss of star River Phoenix during its production. End result is unfortunately a bit of a shambles not showcasing the talents of any involved save the rich cinematography of Edward Lachman. An epitaph it is not.

  10. Frankly, Mr. Shankly's rating of the film Dark Blood

  11. it.rainscats's rating of the film Dark Blood

    River died before the film was completed and I guess this was the best that could be done with this material. I'm happy the completed scenes reached an audience and as a last work of Phoenix it could have been much, much worse.

  12. Slowart's rating of the film Dark Blood

    - are you ok? - no / boy cooks a rat for buffy and forces her to eat it / nuclear craze vs indians / role of lazy elliptic voiceovers

  13. Garçon Manqué's rating of the film Dark Blood

    this is a truly precious film.

  14. Jorge Mourinha's rating of the film Dark Blood

    Maybe it couldn't have been any better.