Rails & Ties Synopsis
When a mother is killed by a train, the train's engineer and his wife form a bond with the mother's young son.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
The film's best and most carefully shaded performance belongs to Bacon.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I found the opening third tremendously intriguing and involving, I thought the emotions were so real they could be touched, but then the...
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60

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
Everything looks professional if undistinguished.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A heartfelt but dramatically flat portrait of a couple grappling with one tragedy whose lives are profoundly affected by the outcome of...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
All the astute acting in the world can’t bring such a preposterous story into the station on time and intact.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Rails & Ties is like one bad TV movie that slammed into another.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While it features three strong performance and the debut of a promising filmmaker, the story line is obvious and rather melodramatic.
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25

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The film rings so consistently false that it's more likely to induce snickers and eye-rolling.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The only conceivable reason for Warner Bros. to (barely) release this mush is as a favor to Clint Eastwood, whose daughter Alison directed.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Chock-full of holes.
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WEIRD

By rosllllllllleiapiofuapoei
weirdest, lamest movie i've ever seen, don't bother seeing it, it's not worth it at all!!...

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Rated PG-13 | For mature thematic elements, an accident scene, brief nudity and momentary strong language