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Blood and Wine1997

Blood and Wine (1997)



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Wine merchant Alex Gates seems to have it all: a fancy shop, a beautiful wife, Suzanne, a sexy Latin mistress, Gabriella, and a hot car. He enjoys the best vintages of the goods he sells. In truth, Alex Gates' finances are stretched to the limit, his marriage is in a shambles and his relationship with his stepson Jason is toxic. Alex's business caters to a wealthy clientele, whose riches prove all too seductive: particularly a certain $1 million diamond necklace. Alex joins with Victor Spanksy, an emphysemic safe-cracker, in a conspiracy to steal the necklace. Rather than the key to their freedom, the hot necklace proves to be the beginning of the end. While Alex is seduced by the jewels, his stepson is both sucked into the crime and drawn to Gabriella, unaware of her liaisons with his stepfather. As their passion grows, she is increasingly torn by the two of them, and by the temptations of money and love.

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Judy Davis
as Suzanne
Jennifer Lopez
as Gabriella
Marta Velasco
as Gabriela's Cousin
Thom Christopher
as Jeweller No. 1
Mario Ernesto Sánchez
as Artie (fishing ace)
John Hackett
as gas station attendant
Hector Montano
as Gabriela's Grandfather
Vanessa L. Hernandez
as cuban little girl
Carmen Lopez
as head nurse
Antoni Corone
as Caribbean Club Bartender
Jim Torres Towers
as father of Gabriella's cousin
Glice Montano
as Gabriela's Grandmother
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Critic Reviews for Blood and Wine

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (10)

An amusingly caustic, straight-up serving of film noir staples spiced with star charisma.

March 26, 2009
Top Critic

An engrossing thriller - and one sparkling with intelligence, with the surprising twists grounded in credible human behaviour.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

When Bob Rafelson decides to get nasty, he really means it.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4

Rafelson is so true to his sour vision of crime, deception and a rottenness at the core of our natures -- he's as cheerful as a Jim Thompson potboiler -- that we never get a chance to like or care about his characters.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Nicholson is good, but the movie isn't.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The movie's own payoff is compelling enough, but the project has a weightless feel that limits involvement. Better you give it an hour-and-a-half on video someday, surrounded by wine and snacks.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Blood and Wine


Not even a reminder about how gorgeous J-Lo was in the nineties can save this film. Nicholson and Caine are wasting their time here collecting a paycheque for making nothing out of a B grade thriller.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Honestly, Bob Rafelson should've just not made this third entry in his trilogy of Jack. While there's unsurprisingly great performances from Jack Nicolson and Michael Caine, the performances from Stephen Dorf and an incredibly ethnic Jennifer Lopez completely destroy the movie. The isn't all that unique, but given better talent it could have been a lot more entertaining and worthwhile. While you can certainly go worse, this just doesn't deliver the way that Five Easy Pieces and The King of Marvin Gardens do. It doesn't have anything particularly important to say about the American dream aside from the greed aspect. In the end it's just a poorly done heist movie.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

J-Lo can instantly ruin any viewing experience even if shes only in a film for like 10 minutes, which sucks cause shes in a few movies i wanna see. Put all that aside though, its actually pretty good. Stephen Dorff is a great actor and i could probably just watch him look for his car keys and be entertained. J-Lo has one line that sums up how ive felt about her since shes been acting "Baby, you aint that stupid." ".... yes. i am!" CLASSIC.

Coxxie Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

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