Blood Work

Blood Work

Clint Eastwood (2002)

15 Certificate


Our Score
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.


A former FBI agent recuperating from a heart transplant is asked to track down his donor's murderer, and discovers that, far from being a random incident, the crime bears all the hallmarks of a serial killer who has evaded capture for years. Thriller, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. With Anjelica Huston, Jeff Daniels, Wanda De Jesus and Tina Lifford.

Cast & 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
Raymond Mason Lucero
Mr Toliver Gerry Becker
James Lockridge Rick Hoffman
Director Clint Eastwood
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Violence and swearing.Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 27 Dec 2002