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Blood Work (Widescreen) (Bilingual)
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Après des incursions réussies dans des styles très différents, cest avec le film policier, son genre de prédilection, que lacteur mythique et réalisateur de talent Clint Eastwood a décidé de renouer dans son 23e film, Blood Work (Créance de sang), adaptation du best-seller de Michael Connelly.
À la suite dune enquête difficile, le redoutable agent du FBI Terry McCaleb doit subir une transplantation cardiaque. Deux ans plus tard, alors quil jouit dune retraite méritée, une jeune femme lui demande de reprendre du service pour élucider le meurtre de sa sœur, donneuse du cœur qui bat dans la poitrine de McCaleb. La loyauté et lamour du métier le conduiront sur les traces dun psychopathe particulièrement retors, le tueur au code.
Même sil apparaît de plus en plus vieilli à chacune de ses réalisations, Clint Eastwood, 72 ans, continue de peaufiner son image de justicier solitaire au grand cœur, grâce à son incroyable charisme et à son regard impénétrable. Bien que fidèle au schéma dun film policier ultra-classique, rappelant dailleurs parfois le légendaire Dirty Harry, Blood Work peut tout de même compter sur une progression dramatique assez efficace, soutenue par une réalisation fluide et sobre. Un film qui évoque le sentiment de se glisser dans des pantoufles usées, certes, mais que lon sait confortables. --Helen Faradji
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The story line in this well cast movie is about one Lt.McCaleb,retired FBI profiler.One night he is on scene investigating a homicide when he spots the suspect.He chases him but has a heart attack while trying to climb a chain link fence.The hooded suspect stops and starts back towards him which enables McCaleb to get a few shots off at him,and he wounds the fleeing suspect.McCaleb goes out and we find that he is not only still alive but has received a heart transplant from a young lady who was fatally shot in a robbery around this same time.He also is now retired and living on a boat,and his neighbour is a jolly sort of guy by the name of Jasper Noone(Jeff Daniels),who lives off his dad's stipends.
One day NcCaleb is visited by a woman by the name of Graciella Rivers(Wanda De Jesus).It seems McCaleb was the recipient of his dead sisters heart and she reasons he owes it to her sister to find her killer.Reluctantly he agrees but as his inquiries and investigation widen his heart is starting to act for the worse under the strain.His doctor Dr Fox(Angelica Huston)continually warns him against such folly but McCaleb determinedly soldiers on.The trail has many branches and some of them lead to seemingly dead ends but there is a grisly connection to all of them.Witnesses even get killed and when he goes to the location of one of the murders at an ATM machine,the murderer himself unknowingly(to McCaleb)stands right behind him.Read more ›
In Blood Work, Eastwood plays a retired, aging FBI profiler who recently had a heart transplant. Although not completely well, he's tough, gruff and smart as a whip. When his heart donor's grieving sister (Wanda De Jesus) asks him to find her dead sibling's killer, he feels obligated to do it even if it puts his health at risk.
This is a gritty, no-nonsense role and Eastwood is superb as Terry McCaleb. Jeff Daniels, who plays Eastwood's neighbor and younger sidekick, is well cast, also. Brian Helgeland, "L.A. Confidential" Oscar-winner, wrote a sharp, sensible script that is pure Eastwood all the way. "Blood Work" is adapted from a novel by Michael Connelly.
Some people may chuckle at a brief love scene between Eastwood and De Jesus, but I think he will always be a sensual man, so had no problems with that. It was a realistic portrayal... But I did giggle when his real-life wife, Dina Ruiz, popped up in a scene with microphone in hand, trying to get a quote from Eastwood's character, Terry McCaleb. That was a cameo role at its best. :-)
Eastwood is my favorite all-time actor, no matter what his age. The man has stamina and great box-office appeal at 72 or 22!
Blood Work is an exciting thriller with edge-of-your-seat pacing, great action and an excellent cast. I highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Betty Dravis, July 22, 2010
Author of "Dream Reachers" (with Chase Von) and other books
What results is indeed a thinking man's mystery, carried out with excitement and a lot of intersting plot turns along the way. The script is both tight and compelling, written by the author of "LA Confidential". Jeff Daniels is very good as the neighbor living two boats down from Clint's at the Marina, and given his own infirmities, Eastwood involves him in the proceedings as a designated driver. I had a strong suspicion from early on in the film based on my own personal animus against coincidences, and turned out to be pleasantly surprised with what I discovered as the plot progressed. This would be a welcome addition to anyone's murder mystery genre collection, one that is smart, suspenseful, and entertaining. Giving Clint's age of 72, it is unlikely there will ever be another Dirty Harry episode. In its absence, this entry satisfies the continuing hunger pains quite nicely. I recommend this as a great evening's entertainment. Enjoy!
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I find Blood Work really underrated. The movie is a very entertaining police procedural, nothing more and nothing less. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Anthony Taylor
The recent political climate in which this film is set against, is Eastwood's interest in victims from a conservative standpoint. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2012 by Anthony Marinelli
sure this movie takes awhile to get going,but it does work.there's a bit of a murder(and more)mystery to solve,but unlike most formulaic movies of the genre this takes a different... Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2007 by falcon
this is the worst detective movie i have ever seen. in twenty minutes i solved the crime that it takes clint eastwood's character the rest of the movie to solve. Read morePublished on July 12 2004 by tom barford
I happened to have had a fascination with the whole way that forensic investigators have used unusual evidence to track down and find who the real criminals behind crimes really... Read morePublished on June 10 2004 by Distant Voyageur
I give kudos to Mr. Eastwood for seeing a great book in the novel - Michael Connelly is a gifted writer - and developing a movie, however, the movie does not have the suspense of... Read morePublished on April 11 2004
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