Blood Work

  • 15
  • Clint Eastwood (2002)
  • US
  • 105 min
Blood Work
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Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Life is not easy for Clint Eastwood fans - for those of us, anyway, who claim he is a great director and not just a cigarillo-smoking icon with a mean squint. For every Unforgiven, there's a Heartbreak Ridge or Sudden Impact, films that are not so much bad as just depressingly average. Sadly, this thriller is one of those. Clint plays an FBI agent who leaves the agency after a heart attack. While recovering from a transplant, he is brought out of retirement for one last case - the twist here is that the victim was his organ donor. Apart from that, it's a routine police thriller with an unconvincing romance (involving a much younger woman, of course) thrown in. Eastwood's stodgy direction doesn't help and the script from Brian Helgeland, co-writer of LA Confidential, fails to elevate this above the ordinary.

Plot Summary

Murder mystery thriller starring Clint Eastwood. As he recuperates from a heart transplant, retired FBI man Terry McCaleb is hired to track down the person who murdered the donor, and it isn't long before his investigations lead to a startling discovery.

Cast and crew


Terry McCaleb
Clint Eastwood
Buddy Noone
Jeff Daniels
Dr Bonnie Fox
Anjelica Huston
Graciela Rivers
Wanda De Jesús
Jaye Winston
Tina Lifford
Det Ronaldo Arrango
Paul Rodriguez
Det John Waller
Dylan Walsh
Mason Lucero
Mr Toliver
Gerry Becker
James Lockridge
Rick Hoffman


Clint Eastwood

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Released 27 Dec 2002
Certificate 15