Theatrical Release: March 13, 2020


Ray Garrison, an elite soldier who was killed in battle, is brought back to life by advanced technology that gives him super human strength and fast healing. With his new abilities, he goes after the man who killed his wife, or at least, who he believes killed his wife. He soon comes to learn that not everything he learns can be trusted. The true question his: Can he even trust himself?

Dove Review

The 2020 sci-fi movie definitely does a great deal to emphasize the unreliability of the narrators telling Garrison’s story, and even manages to throw in some cool action sequences as well. However, what it excels with in action, it lacks where storytelling is concerned.

A great deal of the film’s delivery is clunky, with several awkward camera angles and the actors’ unconvincing line deliveries. The film looks nice on paper, but genuinely messy and off-putting at times when put on the big screen. As Garrison learns the truth about his situation, that he was revived only to serve as a mindless hitman for a dangerous corporation, things do get interesting, but only slightly.

There is a great deal of violence in the film, but none that can be considered terribly gory. There are also implied instances of nudity, and language ranging from mid to heavy toward the film’s conclusion. All in all, the film is fairly harmless in terms of action movies, but if you were going for a compelling story, maybe go and read the graphic novel it was based on instead.

The Dove Take:

Most people would kill to have a second chance at life. But for Ray Garrison, he doesn’t have much of a choice. Bloodshot is a high-action thriller that looks at life through a fresh pair of eyes over and over, but might not be something you would want your younger kids to see just yet.

Content Description

Faith: There is no instance of faith in this film, the only relevant instance being that Garrison was brought back from the dead.
Integrity: Garrison, while believing to be chasing the men who killed his wife, showcases unwavering ferocity toward the killer, emphasizing his love for his deceased wife. K.T. also showcases integrity, as she was the only one in the group to set Garrison free of his mental bindings.
Sex: There is sex, but it is only implied.
Language: There is mild swearing throughout the film, including the words “he**,” "sh**,” taking the Lord’s name in vain, and one f-bomb.
Violence: There is a great deal, consisting of blood droplets, limb tearing, and a sequence where Garrison’s face is blown off completely. However, all of these instances are repaired almost instantly, thanks to the nanites in his body
Drugs: None
Nudity: There are two instances where a woman’s full breasts can almost be seen.
Other: None


Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Writer: Jeff Wadlow, Eric Heisserer, Kevin VanHook, Bob Layton, and Don Perlin
Director: Dave Wilson
Genre: Science-Fiction
Runtime: 109 min.
Reviewer: Mark H.