Blood Money - External Reviews
A strong middle hour sandwiched between twenty minutes of silliness at the beginning and an absurd last half hour, make Blood Money hanging between engaging and ridiculous. A clear indication that the writers didn't quite believe that they had it in them to give Blood Money a fair chance.
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33 reviewers have given Blood Money an average rating of 0.5/5.0 (?)
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Thumbs down by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...What’s irritating about the film though is the trite manner in which the actress’ child-like countenance and minimal makeup are seemingly being used as a metaphor for the middle-class innocence of the lead couple’s background, to be contrasted with the situation that they’re currently mired in. ... full review
Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Tweet Share on Tumblr Email Print Click to play video Cast: Kunal Khemu, Amrita Puri, Manish Chaudhary Director: Vishal Mahadkar 'Blood Money' stars Kunal Khemu as an MBA graduate who arrives in Cape Town with his wife (played by Amrita Puri of 'Aisha'), where he's accepted a job at a major diamond-trading firm. Even before he can change out of the clothes he flew in wearing, he's handed over the keys to a plush home, a swanky car, and some 'settling-in' cash. Like the character played by Tom Cruise in the 1993 thriller 'The Firm', from which 'Blood Money' is so clearly inspired, our hero is seduced by the lure of the new lifestyle that his job affords him. But when he stumbles upon the truth that his bosses are engaged in sinister businesses involving illegal trading, mafia funding, and murder, he must ask himself if he's comfortable living off such ill-gotten gains. Filmed indifferently, and without infusing the urgency that this kind of plot demands, first-time director Vishal Mahadkar delivers a bore-a-thon of a movie, complete with archaic dialogues and stereotypes for characters. ... full review
Thumbs down by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...Soft porn - check. Plastic sidekicks - check. Overacting cast - check. Sexed up secretary - check. New director who depends on sufi style voices to hide his incompetency - check. Dumbed down plot written around exotic locations - Check. Emraan Hashmi - er... ... full review