Blood Ties (2013)

18 Jul

blood ties

Elegant cinematography, a killer soundtrack, and a stellar cast collide to make Guillaume Canet’s Blood Ties one of the must see movies to come out for home cinema this year.

Set in the 70s, Blood Ties follows the lives of brothers Chris (Clive Owen) and Frank (Billy Crudup); the former a recently paroled career criminal, the other an honest cop. As Christ gets drawn back into the criminal underworld the pair’s old familial tensions boil over, and Frank is faced with the unenviable task of choosing between blood ties and his sense of morality.

Owen and Crudup turn in gut wrenching performances as Chris and Frank, making this slow burning thriller an engaging watch throughout. While Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard, Zoe Saldana, and James Caan shine providing dramatic distractions from the central story line.

Classy, cool and entertaining above all else, Canet’s Blood Ties is a masterclass in film making. A real must see.

 

Ed.

 

Blood Ties is available in stores this month.

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