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Blood Father (2016) - Movie Review


Blood Father is a movie about a man who is on parole and is living a straight life, but all that takes the turn for the worst when his missing daughter asks him for help. I'm a fan of Mel Gibson's, so I HAD to watch this movie. And it wasn't bad. 

Mel Gibson was great in this. He bulked up for the role, he looked and felt raw, and he had some great flip-out moments, you know, the good old Mel Gibson stuff. It was just awesome seeing him back in form. The daughter, played by Erin Moriarity (Sherlock got his eye on her) also did a really good job. Since this is a father-daughter drama, both of them carried the film. 

Their relationship was a bit rocky at first, but as the movie went along, I grew to like it more. Hell, I even got some feels at the end. And this is the main reason I actually liked the movie. The movie had some decent action sequences, but if you watch the trailer, they pitch it as a full-on action movie, which this certainly is not. I would call it more of an Action Drama. 

There were some areas where the editing was off like the movie jumped suddenly. Also, the movie slows down around the middle portion for a good chunk of 20 mins or so and got a bit boring. But luckily, it does pick up in the last act.  

All in all, if you like Mel Gibson, this is definitely worth a watch. It is a good enough watch in that regard. 

7/10

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