Thursday, September 29, 2016

Blood Father (2016)

Director: Jean-François Richet. Cast : Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks, Steve Buscemi. 88 min. Rated R. France. Action/Crime.

Mel Gibson has nurtured a career as the loner down the path to avenge his fiancee/wife/daughter/family's death. But starting from The Beaver, he's added the "social outcast" persona, probably to correspond with his personal life - and combined both here, as an ex-con who tries to protect her daughter from a drug cartel. A Tarantino favorite shows up in a great supporting role, and the early demise of another known actor gives away the fact that he's not really dead. But I enjoyed the simple story, and Gibson's return to his action days. He's fit for the role.

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