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"You Can't Bury the Truth"
  • NR
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 6.0  (4,619)
  • 44

Blood is a 2012 British thriller directed by Nick Murphy, starring Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, and Brian Cox. The movie takes places in a small town where a police detective named Joe Fairburn (Bettany) and his brother Chrissie (Graham) are investigating a murder case. The victim is a teenage girl who was found dead in the woods. The investigation leads to uncovering some disturbing family secrets that put a strain on the brothers' relationship.

Joe and Chrissie come from a family of policemen. Their father, Lenny Fairburn (Cox), is a retired detective who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The brothers' working relationship is complicated by their troubled family history. As they delve deeper into the murder case, they begin to uncover details about their family's past that they had long buried.

Joe is the older, more responsible brother who has always tried to keep his family together. He is a respected member of the police force but his marriage is falling apart. He is dedicated to solving the case and bringing the killer to justice, perhaps in part to prove himself to his estranged wife.

Chrissie is the wilder, more impulsive brother who has a history of alcohol and drug abuse. He is currently sober, but he still struggles with his demons. He is drawn to the victim's sister, a troubled girl who reminds him of himself. As the investigation progresses, Chrissie becomes increasingly unstable, jeopardizing both the case and his own safety.

The tension between the brothers grows as they become more and more embroiled in the murder investigation. Joe becomes obsessed with solving the case, even at the expense of his personal life. Meanwhile, Chrissie becomes more reckless, putting himself in danger and potentially jeopardizing the investigation.

As the truth about the murder is revealed, the brothers' relationship is put to the test. The movie delves into themes of family, loyalty, and the burden of the past. The cast delivers strong performances, particularly Bettany and Graham as the troubled brothers. Cox is also excellent as the patriarch of the family, struggling with his own demons and the consequences of his actions.

The cinematography is impressive, capturing the bleakness of the town and the haunting beauty of the woods where the victim was found. The music is also effective, adding to the overall sense of unease and tension. The movie does not rely on jump scares or gore, instead creating suspense through the characters and the unfolding of the investigation.

Overall, Blood is a gripping and well-crafted thriller that explores the complexities of family and the consequences of past actions. It is a character-driven story with strong performances and an excellent atmosphere. Any fan of crime dramas or psychological thrillers will enjoy this movie.

Blood is a 2012 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 44.

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