Blood Ties

Blood Ties

Blood Ties

Crime-thriller about a man released from prison (Clive Owen) following a serious offense. He is reluctantly greeted by his police officer brother (Billy Crudup). On either side of the law, they face off over organised crime in 70s New York.

2013Rating: MA15+France, USAEnglish, Italian & Spanish
DramaThriller

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Blood Ties / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A sluggish, dramatically undernourished saga.

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Time Out

Time Out

If you hear an unearthly sound during Blood Ties, it might be Sidney Lumet's ghost attempting to contact his lawyer.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Laborious, tonally wobbly attempt at an American crime epic.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A cunningly chosen soundtrack featuring the likes of Ace Frehley, Al Wilson and the Isley Brothers attempts to paper over the cracks withcool, but it's not convincing.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This overlong and anemic drama features an impressive cast but is too inert to catch on with critics or audiences.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Canet, who showed his aptitude with the gripping Tell No One, can't bring this dull period piece to life.

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