Blood and Wine
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This is Jack Nicholson in one of his less showier roles, as if hooking back up with his old friend brought the character actor back out in him. It's a meaty role that eschews the charismatic movie star roles that he does in films like As Good As It Gets (1997), for much darker material. Alex is driven by greed and it gradually consumes him and Nicholson does a good job of conveying the effect it has over his character.
Michael Caine is also excellent as a really nasty piece of work - an ex-convict lacking the social skills that Alex's calculating, smooth operator has. Victor is a chain-smoker even though he's one coughing fit away from keeling over on the spot. He is driven by his lack of time. He knows that he's dying and Caine does a great job of conveying his increasing desperation. He manages to all but steal the film away from Nicholson.
Caine and Nicholson make a fun team to watch as the former sleazes his way through Blood and Wine with his greasy black hair and dry sense of humour that plays well off of the latter's increasingly desperate schemer. The fun of watching this movie is to anticipate all of the plot twists and turns that revolve around a diamond necklace.Read more ›
The story follows Alex (Nicholson), who is a wine seller, but he also has a bit of a larceny problem as well. So as he's selling expensive wine to rich people, he's also stealing their jewels. And he's also cheating on his wife (Davis) with the beautiful nanny (J.Lo). And his stepson (Dorff) absolutely hates him. And his partner in crime (Caine) is an ailing psychotic. And that's just the background to the story.
There are plenty of good twists and turns in this thriller. The direction is great, as is the acting from everyone. If you're looking for a good thriller that you've never heard of, check this one out. You won't be disappointed.
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Top shelf CRIME ART...terrific soundtrack also...corruption greed, death and darkness.Published 1 day ago by dadaloco
Neither Jack Nicholson nor Michael Caine are at their bests here. The script is an average heist caper with almost no plot twists or turns. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Brad Smith
This movie was bought for my wife's sister. We have not seen it so I can't tell you what it is about. it arrived on time and seemed to be in one piece.Published on April 17, 2013 by Joe Reid Scott
Which came first? This was a favorite Jack Nicholson movie for me because it was filmed in Miami and the Florida keys. Read morePublished on April 15, 2013 by W. E. Elston
I loved this movie. The plot is very believable...the acting is good....and the story is well told. I loved it!Published on January 22, 2013 by Matti Kniva Spencer
I remembered having a positive reaction to viewing the movie years ago, on a cablecast. When I revisited it today, I marveled at how truly great it is. Read morePublished on January 11, 2013 by David A. Greene
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