Blood and Wine
Blood and Wine (1997)

Wine merchant Alex Gates seems to have it all: a fancy shop, a beautiful wife, Suzanne, a sexy Latin mistress, Gabriella, and a hot car. He enjoys the best vintages of the goods he sells. In truth, Alex Gates' finances are stretched to… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 21, 1997
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2006
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Rooney

An amusingly caustic, straight-up serving of film noir staples spiced with star charisma.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's a morality play, really, but dripping with humid sex and violence.

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Dennis Schwartz
Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

As lifeless as a flat wine.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

An engrossing thriller - and one sparkling with intelligence, with the surprising twists grounded in credible human behaviour.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

The movie's own payoff is compelling enough, but the project has a weightless feel that limits involvement. Better you give it an hour-and-a-half on video someday, surrounded by wine and snacks.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality & Practice

A noir thriller about greed.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

When Bob Rafelson decides to get nasty, he really means it.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Rafelson is so true to his sour vision of crime, deception and a rottenness at the core of our natures -- he's as cheerful as a Jim Thompson potboiler -- that we never get a chance to like or care about his characters.

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Dragan Antulov

Rafelson shows that he can't handle noir themes as easily as the real masters of the genre.

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