Blood Father

Blood Father

Blood Father

Mel Gibson leads this throwback action thriller as a former jailbird and recovering alcoholic whose missing daughter makes a surprise reappearance - with a violent gang hot on her tail. Father and daughter find themselves on the run, doing their damnedest to take plenty of scumbags down with them. From the director of 2005's Assault on Precinct 13 remake and the screenwriter of Straight Outta Compton, based on the novel by Peter Craig (The Town). 

2016Rating: MA15+, Strong violence and coarse language88 minsFrance
ActionThriller
93%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

"Blood Father" is trash, but it does capture what an accomplished and winning actor Mel Gibson can be. Just because he lost his bearings, and his career, doesn't mean that he lost his talent.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Pretty much gives you all that you could want from a pulp fiction in which Mel Gibson plays a grizzled loner inking skin in a spot called the Missing Link Tattoo.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In his personal life, his rage has publicly manifested in horribly offensive ways. As an actor, Gibson is at his best when he taps into it.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Director Jean-Francois Richet's (2005's Assault on Precinct 13) short, but taut tale makes the most of both its leading man's recent falls from grace and continued charisma.

4.0
0
Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

Jean-François Richet's film shrewdly capitalises on Mel Gibson's off-screen embarrassments and controversies.

0
SBS

SBS

press

Blood Father has been dismissed as trash after its Cannes preview. That's the curse of the action movie. For fans of the genre, that kind of thing is a badge of honour.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Offers plenty of pulp excitement along the way.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Has an R-Rated, trashy B-movie feel, which is best known up front and actually serves the mostly clichéd story quite well.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The movie's a small gem: a good old-fashioned chase picture, thickened with pulp.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A serviceable piece of B-movie entertainment without an ounce of originality. But audiences that respond to films like these are unlikely to think that's a dealbreaker.

0

Entertaining and fun movie. Mel Gibson's strong performance elevates Blood Father above most guilty pleasure actioners, such as the Taken trilogy. Gritty and visceral action sequences, the relationship between Gibson's character and his daughter was convincing. It's no masterpiece, but I had a good time watching Blood Father. Grade: B

4.0
0

Wild guess, but I’m gonna assume some are gonna hate, dismiss or completely ignore BLOOD FATHER. Not just because director Jean-François Richet’s previous efforts include 2005’s rather underwhelming retread of ASSAULT ON PRECINT 13, but mainly down to the fact that the star is mad, bad and dangerous to know Mel Gibson. Yet, if you remember that the same...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

"Blood Father" is trash, but it does capture what an accomplished and winning actor Mel Gibson can be. Just because he lost his bearings, and his career, doesn't mean that he lost his talent.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Pretty much gives you all that you could want from a pulp fiction in which Mel Gibson plays a grizzled loner inking skin in a spot called the Missing Link Tattoo.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In his personal life, his rage has publicly manifested in horribly offensive ways. As an actor, Gibson is at his best when he taps into it.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Director Jean-Francois Richet's (2005's Assault on Precinct 13) short, but taut tale makes the most of both its leading man's recent falls from grace and continued charisma.

4.0
0
Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

Jean-François Richet's film shrewdly capitalises on Mel Gibson's off-screen embarrassments and controversies.

0
SBS

SBS

press

Blood Father has been dismissed as trash after its Cannes preview. That's the curse of the action movie. For fans of the genre, that kind of thing is a badge of honour.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Offers plenty of pulp excitement along the way.

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Has an R-Rated, trashy B-movie feel, which is best known up front and actually serves the mostly clichéd story quite well.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The movie's a small gem: a good old-fashioned chase picture, thickened with pulp.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A serviceable piece of B-movie entertainment without an ounce of originality. But audiences that respond to films like these are unlikely to think that's a dealbreaker.

0

Entertaining and fun movie. Mel Gibson's strong performance elevates Blood Father above most guilty pleasure actioners, such as the Taken trilogy. Gritty and visceral action sequences, the relationship between Gibson's character and his daughter was convincing. It's no masterpiece, but I had a good time watching Blood Father. Grade: B

4.0
0

Wild guess, but I’m gonna assume some are gonna hate, dismiss or completely ignore BLOOD FATHER. Not just because director Jean-François Richet’s previous efforts include 2005’s rather underwhelming retread of ASSAULT ON PRECINT 13, but mainly down to the fact that the star is mad, bad and dangerous to know Mel Gibson. Yet, if you remember that the same...

4.0
0