- France / US
- 2h 7min
- Directed by: Guillaume Canet
- Cast: Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup
- UK release: 15 August 2014
Brooklyn, 1970s: when charismatic Chris (Owen) is released from prison, his cop brother Frank (Crudup) attempts to reform him. Director Canet remakes Jacques Maillot's 2008 Les Liens du Sang, in which he played the cop; the snazzy soundtrack and retro 70s costumes can't make up for his wearily conventional approach.
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Reviews & features
Blood Ties11 Aug 2014
Clive Owen and Billy Crudup lead a starry cast in a fitfully successful retro thriller
French director Guillaume Canet's English-language debut has the swagger of a Cain and Abel version of Mean Streets. The film is set in 1970s Brooklyn and Canet is clearly intent on crafting something that Scorsese or Sidney Lumet might have made back…
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