Directed by Clint Eastwood this thriller about a cat and mouse game between an aging detective and the serial killer is somewhat of a beginning of Clint’s transition towards more serious subjects in his movies. Granted, he has dabbled with these themes in some of his earlier movies, after all the man has been a director since the seventies. The main problem with Blood Work is its pacing that’s a bit too slow, especially for a movie like this. Still, this also lulls you into the atmosphere of this movie, as commanded by the daddy Clint, and that atmosphere is familiar and cozy, at least for one viewing. Especially if you like your murder mysteries…
After the latest chase with the killer Terry McCaleb has a heart attack and after the successful transplant he is approached by the sister of the donor to try to apprehend her killer to the justice. The movie is much more similar to some TV flick that you see every day on cable than a major film effort. Although the script is excellent with an unexpected twists, the length of the scenes still suggests a rather mainstream and generic approach to film making. But this is still an interesting flick and the Clint and the rest of the cast make it even better, enjoy.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston, Wanda De Jesus, Paul Rodriguez, Tina Lifford
Fun Stuff: Cameo: [Dina Eastwood] Clint Eastwood’s wife Dina Eastwood (aka Dina Ruiz) has a cameo as one of the television reporters on scene asking questions. Before marrying Eastwood she was a television reporter in Salinas, Ca.