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Blood Ties Reviews

August 13, 2014
If you hear an unearthly sound during Blood Ties, it might be Sidney Lumet's ghost attempting to contact his lawyer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 27, 2014
Seems to be the continuation of a narrative that only exists in its characters' heads.
March 21, 2014
I share Canet's affection for Sidney Lumet films full of scraggly sideburns and big brown Fleetwoods the size of the QE2. But if you really appreciated those movies, you'd use your memories of them to jumpstart something new.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 21, 2014
If you're an ardent admirer of pretty much anyone in the cast (OK, except Emmerich), you'll find something worthwhile here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 21, 2014
The performers carry on - Owen is particularly good - but this bird doesn't fly.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 21, 2014
An ambitious, if disappointing, period crime drama featuring Clive Owen and Billy Crudup as warring brothers on opposite sides of the law.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 20, 2014
[A] his laborious, tonally wobbly attempt at an American crime epic.
March 20, 2014
Intriguing performances, and a sense of '70s American cinema that seems to have been preserved in a lava lamp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 20, 2014
It all feels so familiar, from the beleaguered female characters, to the scene-setting anthems ("New York Groove" is well-used, admittedly), to the predictable eruptions of violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 20, 2014
Fine actors are let down by a comatose script and wayward direction in this retro crime drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 20, 2014
Blood Ties comes off as a weird, misshapen version of a '70s-style thriller-almost as if it's lacking contemporary examples to follow.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 1, 2013
There's a heft to the proceedings that keeps us invested even when the story's various strands start to unravel.
May 20, 2013
A sluggish, dramatically undernourished saga.
May 20, 2013
This overlong and anemic drama features an impressive cast but is too inert to catch on with critics or audiences.
May 20, 2013
Blood Ties, in the guise of a crime thriller, creates a panorama of broken lives trying to put themselves back together.