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Bloodline - S02 E06

Thriller . Drama
 

Eve reveals family secrets to Janey. Ozzy continues to provoke John. Meg finds a link between Aguirre's shady past and someone close to her.

 
Episode Title: Part 19
Airs: 2016-05-27 at
  • Margaret Lyons

    Individually, the performances are terrific.... Bloodline presents itself so generically. You can get away with lousy dialogue, or underdeveloped acting, or common character types, or an unspecial visual style. Just not all of it at once.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Josh Bell

    From a plot standpoint, Bloodline is completely flat, using its shifting timelines as a trick to make mundane developments seem more ominous than they really are.

    Las Vegas Weekly Full Review
  • Robert Bianco

    Despite some fine individual performances, the actors never collectively project a sense of family.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Zach Hollwedel

    The Rayburns are, to a tee, well-trod stereotypes. Their dialogue is often as two-dimensional as they are, and when it veers more toward the melo than the drama, Bloodline can get down right corny.

    Under The Radar Full Review
  • James Poniewozik

    The biggest weakness of Bloodline is that the characters are types, straight down the line: the hardass dad, the soft-hearted mom, the peacemaker, the black sheep. And the scripts don’t do much to round them out.... They’re well-played types at least.

    Time Full Review
  • Chuck Bowen

    The problem with this promising but often forgettable mystery is ultimately simple: One never really feels the idiosyncratic heat. These pulp shenanigans fails to cohere as a distinctly unified vision.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
  • Ben Travers

    Bloodline creates a unique, insular world, but also one without the heartbeat that gave life to its alt-world, comedic brother [Arrested Development]. Rarely do we escape the distinctly depressed insular universe of the Reynolds' family, making for an experience both intoxicating and claustrophobic.

    Indiewire Full Review
  • Alan Sepinwall

    For now, the new show seems more style over substance, parking a lot of actors I like in an attractive location and not giving most of them material that's up to their talents.

    Hitfix Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    There's little urgency to the storytelling, which is as slow-paced and easy-breezy as lying in a hammock strung between two palm trees on a Key West beach.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Matthew Gilbert

    It’s binge-worthy, make no mistake. But still, a few well-placed casual moments among family members would help, so that the story can breathe a bit, and so can we.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Hank Stuever

    There’s not a lackluster performance among the superb cast members of Bloodline; Chandler and Cardellini, especially, are in top form. Nevertheless, it’s Mendelsohn, as Danny, who makes the best of a script that at times seems overly opaque.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Melissa Leon

    It takes a full three episodes (the full extent of what Netflix gave critics to watch in advance) for characters to develop more than a single bland personality trait each.

    The Daily Beast Full Review
  • Todd VanDerWerff

    Too much of those first nine episodes is taken up with vague hints of something dramatic happening just over the horizon.... Chandler, Mendelsohn, and Spacek all give searing performances. In particular, the final confrontation between Chandler and Mendelsohn is filled with meaty moments that both actors sink their teeth into.

    Vox.com Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    The three episodes made available to critics are instantly compelling, taut with edge-of-your-seat drama and thick with credible melodrama.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    Nothing here is especially groundbreaking. But Bloodline smartly dives into its soapy doings with multiple plots, as well as an impressive acting roster.

    Variety Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    At least in the first three episodes provided for review, what the Kesslers and Zelman don't seem to quite realize is how much of a narcotic this setting actually turns out to be. The story is also often languid to the point of stationary.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Brian Tallerico

    The premiere is weighed down with a lot of character set-up, taking place mostly at the reunion and focusing on the dynamic between John and Danny. While the next two episodes are tighter, thanks in no small part to an interesting narrative twist that ratchets up tension in the family, there are things that work right from the very beginning, mostly thanks to the cast.

    RogerEbert.com Full Review
  • Tirdad Derakhshani

    An intricately drawn and superbly cast portrait of a family in crisis that evokes Raymond Carver and James Dickey, Bloodline has the feel, the imaginative reach and aesthetic depth and resonance of a novel.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Alessandra Stanley

    At the outset, Bloodline doesn’t even make clear if anyone has been murdered, let alone who might be missing. But it does establish that it may be well worth waiting to find out.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Dorothy Rabinowitz

    Who in this family has been plotting what against whom? That this quickly becomes, for the viewer, an urgent question says all that’s necessary about the story’s magnetic pull.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • Ellen Gray

    The writers of Bloodline apparently don't trust us in the deep water yet. But it's worth wading into, anyway.

    Philadelphia Daily News Full Review
  • Robert Lloyd

    As madly tied to one another as they are, the Rayburns are, in the first few episodes, at least, a little hard to care about. Yet there is enough happening by the third episode that I will definitely watch the fourth, just to see what might or might not happen, what herrings might be red, and what surprises might be truly surprising.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Diane Gordon

    The show doles out morsels of information slowly, like a trail of bread crumbs, which makes for a satisfying viewing experience and feeds your curiosity while making you question other aspects even more.

    The Wrap Full Review
  • Ken Tucker

    Bloodline is well worth your time.

    Yahoo TV Full Review
  • Melissa Maerz

    There are times when Bloodline feels closer to a soap like How To Get Away With Murder than the sunshine state noir it wants to be. But three episodes in, owing to quick plotting and strong performances, I'm hooked. [20/27 Mar 2015, p.86]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Jeff Korbelik

    Bloodline unfolds like a good novel. It’s so well acted, that like a good book, it’s hard to stay away from it

    The Lincoln Journal Star Full Review
  • David Rooney

    Chalk up another forceful punch with Bloodline, a riveting, superbly cast slow-burn family drama set between the oceanfront paradise and the murky mangrove swamps of the Florida Keys.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Joshua Alston

    It’s quite engrossing and addictive.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Chuck Barney

    Through it all, Bloodline sucks you in and keeps your nerves in a vise.

    San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times Full Review
  • Vicki Hyman

    Mendelsohn is superb as Danny, who shifts between vulnerability and venality with a swiftness that will leave you breathless. And there is an authenticity to the interplay between these adult siblings, freighted with unspoken accusations, long-held grudges, bitter rivalries and yes, even love, hinted at in flashbacks and fleshed out in a shocking flash-forward.

    Newark Star-Ledger Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    Buoyed by a bravura performance from Australian Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises) as prodigal son Danny Rayburn, Bloodline is an absorbing, fractious family drama that captivates despite giving away Season 1’s major development in the very first hour.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
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