Rating – 1.5/5 Graves
Director: Henry Jacobson
Producer: Jason Blum et. al.
Writer: Henry Jacobson et. al.
Date Released: September 20, 2019
Seann William Scott as Evan Cole
Dale Dickey as Marie Cole
Mariela Garriga as Lauren Cole
Kevin Carroll as Detective Overstreet
Evan (Seann William Scott) is a social worker at a local high school who counsels troubled students who have abuse or substance issues. Evan, who has a troubled past of his own, struggles to find the balance between caring for his family and doing what he feels is right, that is, killing those who he feels deserve to be killed.
Evan, in essence, plays the role of a serial killer. When it comes time for the murder scenes, there is quite a bit of blood splatter and neck slashing. In this respect, Bloodline (2019) incorporates the blood and gore scenes very well. However, given that Evan is a serial killer, all the murder scenes are virtually the same. Other than those scenes, Bloodline is light on blood and gore.
The Grave Review
Bloodline offered the potential of a very good storyline. However, there were some reservations that made the film linear. For most of the film, Evan is seen balancing his life between his family life and his secret life. However, there is no real antagonist in this film to give you the sense that Evan’s situation will change. Even the Detective, who comes close to finding out the truth, has a very small and benign part in this film. The pace of the story was also very slow and felt like the film incorporated a lot of dead time. In this respect, the storyline was grossly underdeveloped.
On a side note, it was nice to see Seann William Scott play a more serious role. To date, his roles have been predominantly comedy movies, including American Pie (1999) and Role Models (2008). Bloodline (2019) was something new and different for him, and in that way, we are excited to see him in future serious roles of the same caliber.
Grave Reviews Gives Bloodline (2019) 1.5 out of 5 Graves
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