Bloodline

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    Andrew WyattThe Lens
    The dreamy, feverish, distinctly L.A. atmosphere in this serial-killer character study conceals a predictable, even banal screenplay.
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    Diego BatlleOtroscines.com
    A basic enough slasher. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Dominic GriffinSpectrum Culture
    It's difficult to imagine how Bloodline got made, given how its premise makes it feel like little more than an ill-fated pilot for a "Dexter" reboot.
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    Adam MockFilm Inquiry
    I would not recommend this to the everyday filmgoer mostly in part to the heavy dollop of graphic imagery. But if you're looking for a slow simmer with an odd aftertaste, by all means, watch Bloodline.
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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    As a stressed-out high school guidance counselor who helps his students by murdering their abusive relatives, Scott walks a fine line between sympathetic and sinister, in a film that never really finds its purpose.
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    Jacob HallSlashfilm
    Bloodline isn't the kind of movie that's going to win over a casual audience, but it's certainly a successful emulation of a subgenre too nasty and politically incorrect to be widespread today.
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    Amelia EmberwingBirth.Movies.Death.
    Bloodline delivers a lot of bloody fun.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    A character study descends into a generic crime novel, complete with a final twist that simply isn't believable.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    ... delivers the requisite gore for genre fans, although the film stumbles in its attempt to navigate the psychological motives and moral complexity of its bloody brutality.
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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    Jacobson and fellow screenwriters Avra Fox-Lerner and Will Honley aren't just here for the gory thrills.
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