16 October 2003 | lavatch
A Very, Very Low-Budget Thriller
"Written in Blood" includes some good screenwriting which makes use of clues from the Sherlock Holmes detective stories left by a serial killer at the scene of the crime. Peter Coyote is the only recognizable name in the cast, and his character holds one of the keys to unlocking the mysteries of this grade-B yarn. The director's set-ups and some of the acting left a lot to be desired.
Still, the film is well-paced and entertaining, especially with those intriguing details from the stories of Sherlock Holmes. This movie is palatable if one is able to accept it for its clear intent of a made-for-television and very, very low-budget thriller.