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BLOOD WORK

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Blood Work

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
105 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/09/02
performer:
Wanda De Jesus, Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston, Paul Rodriguez, Tina Lifford
director:
Clint Eastwood
Producer:
Clint Eastwood
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Brian Helgeland
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a C+

Eastwood’s been playing the aging yet able cop/cowboy/astronaut for more than a decade now, but as a former FBI man coming back from a heart transplant to track a serial killer, he’s starting to test our patience. Part of the problem is Eastwood the director’s slow, steady pacing, which gives us too much time to consider the plot’s far-fetched contrivances — among them a romance with a thirtysomething waitress (Wanda De Jesus) whose sister was the hero’s heart donor and the killer’s most recent victim. Space Cowboys was more believable.