An ex-con tattoo artist (Mel Gibson) fights to protect his estranged teenage daughter (Erin Moriarty), who is being hunted by a Mexican drug cartel after getting mixed up in her boyfriend's criminal schemes. Michael Parks, William H. Macy, and Diego Luna co-star. Directed by Jean-François Richet.~Jack Rodgers
"Lost Souls: on the road with Blood Father" featurette
Despite what you think of Mill Gibson this was a vehicle tailor-made for him. The plot remind you of those classic 80s and 90s action thrillers with a budget and style but it's a little bit more art house. Solid through and through and highly recommend
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Worth a look.
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Blood Father' doesn't break any new ground in its genre, but it is nice to see Mel Gibson in a solid, character-driven movie again. The film may have not gotten enough publicity or attention to be considered a 'comeback' for the actor, but it's certainly a step in the right direction. While this title isn't quite good enough to recommend for purchase, it's definitely worth a look.
There are movies that are so good that I could watch them a second time. There are movies that I could watch a hundred times, like Sicario. Blood Father is a, for me, a one or twice movie. It is good. Maybe even very good. Not jaw dropping, but compelling. I was surprised at Mel Gibson's range of acting here, and the interaction between Mel and the daughter is quite good. Some good action as well. It's not a full on revenge action movie, but in part. The settings are good. As a side note I played an FBI agent in the background of a few scenes, as a background actor, so I got to see Mel. This was in New Mexico where it was shot. So, a solid B grade movie. The plot is Mel gets his daughter who struggles work addiction and theiving back from some bad gangster types, and they reunite and we see what a good guy the father is. No regrets with this one, but not OMG level, more like, 'hey, that was surprisingly good.'
This is one of Mel Gibson's best pictures. Despite Hollywood and its petty hypocritical judgment of him, Mel is still one of the best actors of this or any other age. I'm so glad Blood Father was offered to stream. I feel privileged when I get to see work of this caliber. Oh, sorry. I got a bit carried away. Here's my take on why you should watch this movie. There's anger and resentment seething just beneath the skin of Mel's character at the loss of not only years with his child, but most of his life either behind bars or prisoner of the bottle. Then his long lost daughter is delivered up to him due to fate and circumstance. One thing's for sure. In what comes next he more than makes up for time lost, proving his undying love for his child. See this movie. At it's end remember this single statement. It's not real love unless you're prepared to die for it.
I liked how the Mel Gibson character went through in his mind all the things that he was doing to break his parole in trying to save his daughter. The show was a bit predictable, but still interesting enough.
Going into this movie, I wasn't expecting much. No advertising for this, I only heard about it from a reviewer. Seeing it though I came out smiling. This movie is in no way a happy movie, it's quite dark and Mel Gibsons performance is crazy, actually quite literally crazy. His character is a recovering addict and convict and he's trying to work towards a better life, then someone shows up and forces him to go down that dark road again and to see Gibson crack is both scary and a little heartbreaking.
Mel Gibson's latest movie project brings plenty of action and drama to Blood Father. It was also great to see Mel Gibson's humor shine through in his character. I forgot just how funny he can be! This movie really is a keeper; however, I rated it four stars because the story line wasn't exactly unique, but still, all the same, it was a great movie with the perfect balance of action/drama with awesome comedy mixed in!! If you're a fan of Mel Gibson's or even if you're not, this is still a must-see in my opinion!!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Gibson is back!
If you're a Mel Gibson fan, then get this movie. Can't say I'm a fan of his personal life and what happened in the news, but as far as his movie making ability I'm all in. His acting is perfect for this role. Story is pretty good, chemistry between actors is good, and the action is worth the money I paid for the DVD. Not wall to wall action, but the father daughter relationship and acting between the action scenes more then keep the movie going. While this may not be the best choice for your average movie watcher, any and all Mel Gibson fans and plain old angry action movie fans this one is totally worth your time. I rated this 5 stars because I personally loved it.