Hatfields and McCoys: Bad Blood (2012)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Western

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A Union soldier on his way home runs afoul of Jim Vance and his nephew Ellison Hatfield. Confederate sympathizers, they're furious with the idea of one of their neighbors fighting for the Union.




  • "Bad Blood" Bad Jim Vance
  • "Bad Blood" Hatfield Clan
  • "Bad Blood" Jeff Fahey, Tim Abell, John Wells and Dylan Vox
  • Addy Miller as Alifair McCoy in "Bad Blood: The Hatfields and McCoys
  • Still of Ted Monte in Bad Blood
  • "Bad Blood"-Perry King & Tim Abell

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22 November 2014 | dsburrows65
| Terrible
Maybe this movie suffered from the misfortune of my already having seen Kevin Costner's version of the Hatfields and McCoys because it caused me to want to learn more about the events that actually occurred. Sadly, this version failed to make it even to "B" status. This version was so pared down that they messed with a lot of the facts: -Johnse Hatfield did not stay with Rosanna McCoy but under pressure from his family abandoned the relationship. He later married her cousin Nancy McCoy who then left him for Bad Frank Phillips -Randall's wife did not get killed when the house was attacked by Jim Vance; she was driven insane -Ellison Hatfield was not stabbed by two McCoy's but 3 (Tolbert, Pharmer and Bud), who were all then summarily shot by Jim Vance and company upon his death -Bad Jim Vance was not killed by Anse but by Frank Phillips I could go on but I think you get the point. The ending with Johnse showing up with a pregnant Rosanna was just the icing on the cake, trying to have a happy, fairy tale ending where they are one big happy family. The best thing about this version is that they did NOT extend the movie to go onto other events such as Floyd Hatfield's hog, Cottontop being hanged for Alifair McCoy's murder, the Battle of Grapevine Creek, etc.

As far as the acting went, there were no winners here. A lot of the dialogue seemed forced and it failed to stir the least bit of emotion in me to identify with anything the characters went through. Given the choice between the two, go with the Costner version every day of the week.

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Drama | Western


Release Date:

5 June 2012



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Filming Locations

Bardstown, Kentucky, USA

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