Blood Ties Synopsis
New York, 1974. Fifty-year-old Chris (Clive Owen) has just been released on good behavior after several years in prison following a gangland murder.
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The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
A couple of shootouts and chases are impressive, giving the film a little bit of momentum it sorely lacks, but it’s heartbreaking that...
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63

RogerEbert.com

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While Canet's direction can't be said to be all over the place, the movie never settles into the groove it so dearly aspires to.
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60

The Guardian

By Xan Brooks
This hoary, hackneyed old cop-opera...is served with such relish that the fun proves infectious.
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60

The Dissolve

By Jordan Hoffman
This isn’t a movie so much as a fetishist’s fever dream—a fantasia of New York crime movies from the 1970s that places the specificity of...
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
There's a heft to the proceedings that keeps us invested even when the story's various strands start to unravel.
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60

Village Voice

By Michael Nordine
Though it takes a long while for the many moving parts to click into place, the final minutes redeem not only a few characters but also...
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50

The Playlist

By Kevin Jagernauth
There is a different and possibly shorter edit of this movie that is probably much better, but the film is still compelling and watchable,...
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Among the cast, the Oscar winner Cotillard acquits herself the best, bleary-eyed and bitter.
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50

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
There are some very good performances and parts of performances in Blood Ties, but the movie fails to convey a sense of tribal identity...
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30

Variety

By Scott Foundas
The tension rarely rises above a low boil.
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So bad

By amarriebmassey
It's the worst thing you will ever see...

Blood Ties

By Stacyarnell
I saw this movie at home on Cinemax. It had a great cast but the script wasn't good. If you can wait for neflix or cable WAIT...

OH NO

By myiahna
Do not go!!!!!!...

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Rated R | For Violence, Brief Drug Use, Some Sexual Content and Pervasive Language