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Blood Ties (2014)

Blood Ties

Overview


Genre

Action, Thriller

Release Date

March 21, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

127 min.

Production Budget

$26 millions

Studio

Roadside Attractions

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Guillaume Canet

Producer

Guillaume Canet, Alain Attal

Screenwriter

Guillaume Canet, James Gray

Starring

Story


New York, 1974. Fifty year-old Chris has just been released on good behavior after several years in prison following a gangland murder. Waiting for him reluctantly outside the prison gates is his younger brother, Frank, a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their father, Leon, who'd raised them alone, seems strangely to prefer Chris - this, despite all his troubles.

Yet blood ties are the ones that bind. Frank, hoping that his brother has changed, is willing to give him a chance; he shares his home, finds him a job, and helps him reconnect with his children and his ex-wife, Monica. But Chris' past quickly catches up to him, and his descent back into a life of crime becomes inevitable. For Frank, this descent proves to be the last in a long line of betrayals, and after his brother's latest transgressions, he banishes him from his life.

But it's already too late; the brothers' destiny will keep bounded, forever...

Pictures (12 photos)


Marion Cotillard stars as Monica in Roadside Attractions' Blood Ties (2014)
Zoe Saldana stars as Vanessa in Roadside Attractions' Blood Ties (2014)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Zoe Saldana
66th Cannes Film Festival - Blood Ties Premiere
May 20, 2013
Zoe Saldana
66th Cannes Film Festival - Blood Ties Premiere
May 20, 2013

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..there are some very good performances and parts of performances in "Blood Ties," but the movie fails to convey a sense of tribal identity within this world..”
by John Anderson [Newsday]
“..a sluggish, dramatically undernourished saga that somehow manages to exceed the original pic's running time by 40 minutes without adding anything appreciable to the story or characters..”
by Scott Foundas [Variety]
“..this long and anemic drama features an impressive cast but is too inert to catch on with critics or audiences..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]