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Blood Ties

HD   R Closed Captioning

Guillaume Canet

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About the Movie

NYC, 1974: Chris (Clive Owen) is released from prison, but his younger brother Frank (Billy Crudup), an aspiring cop, sees him slowly descending back into a life of crime. Does Frank cover for him or risk destroying his own future?

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 53
  • Fresh: 28
  • Rotten: 25
  • Average Rating: 5.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: [A] his laborious, tonally wobbly attempt at an American crime epic. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Mar 20, 2014

Rotten: Seems to be the continuation of a narrative that only exists in its characters' heads. – Michael Nordine, Village Voice, Mar 27, 2014

Fresh: Intriguing performances, and a sense of '70s American cinema that seems to have been preserved in a lava lamp. – John Anderson, Newsday, Mar 20, 2014

Fresh: In its lesser moments, the film is overwrought and derivative but, at its best, it has a real flavour of Friedkin, Coppola and Scorsese. – Geoffrey Macnab, Independent (UK), Aug 15, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Great film!

This is a high octane action packed film filled with suspense. Great performances from the cast. Worth watching!

Blood Ties

It is pretty much unwatchable.


Dont understand whats up with the bad reviews...this was a great movie & i'm usually very critical of films!