Bloodworth

2011

Bloodworth

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It's been 40 years since E.F. Bloodworth (Kris Kristofferson) abandoned his loving wife and sons for a life on the road. Now at the end of the line, Bloodworth reappears, forced to reckon with the stale aftermath of his departure. With his ex-wife Julia (Frances Conroy) mentally destroyed, his three sons; Warren (Val Kilmer), Boyd (Dwight Yoakam) and Brady (W. Earl Brown) soured by years of anger, Bloodworth's only solace is a budding relationship with Fleming, the grandson he never knew. But when Fleming meets Raven (Hilary Duff), the woman of his dreams, will Bloodworth's presence force history to repeat itself? -- (C) Sony

Cast

Val Kilmer
as Warren Bloodworth
Kris Kristofferson
as E.F. Bloodworth
Hilary Duff
as Raven Lee Halfacre
Frances Conroy
as Julia Bloodworth
Reece Daniel Thompson
as Fleming Bloodworth
W. Earl Brown
as Brady Bloodworth
Gill Gayle
as Spivey
Dwight Yoakam
as Boyd Bloodworth
Tonya Watts
as Bar Singer
Sheila Kelley
as Louise Halfacre
Claudia Church
as Patricia Bloodworth
John Churchill
as Patricia's Lover
Samantha Talbott
as Counter Girl
Wynema Brown
as Old Woman with Hog
Ben Acland
as Skate Clerk
Hank Williams III
as Trigger Lipscomb
Afemo Omilami
as Sheriff Bellweather
Jill Chapman
as Young Julia
Carter Godwin
as Young Boyd
River Stevens
as Young Brady
Colton Stevens
as Young Warren
Bill Ladd
as Young E.F.
Robbie Beck
as Professor
Jilon Ghai
as Junkyard Man
Barbara Weetman
as mAIL cARRIER
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Critic Reviews for Bloodworth

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (4)

  • Kris Kristofferson, Val Kilmer and Dwight Yoakam are compelling in beautifully lived-in, vanity-free performances, but the drama's escalating dread fizzles in a farcical pileup of disaster.

    May 19, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The film's payoff is clumsy and obvious. But Kristofferson, Corbin, Kilmer, Yoakam and Duff create indelible characters in just a few scenes each.

    May 15, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Bloodworth is, for the most part, dominated by uninteresting, pointless encounters and conversations.

    Feb 1, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Bloodworth has value, but there's a harsh price to be paid for the dramatic investment. I'd rather recommend a crudely shortened version of the film than no film at all.

    Jun 27, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • The visuals are as lingeringly rich as Carolina summers. The music is supervised by the legendary T-Bone Burnett and is authentic and poignant.

    May 28, 2011 | Rating: 3/5
  • ...feels like a family myth you've heard since childhood, a story handed down through generations.

    May 22, 2011 | Rating: 87/100 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bloodworth

  • Jul 05, 2011
    Decently done. A little slow. Pretty good cast...except I am NOT a Val Kilmer fan at all (fortunately his part is minimal). Kris Kristofferson did a really nice job, as did the young man Reece Daniel who carries the film. Not completely forgettable.
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