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Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

Summary: 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. Reluctantly waiting for him outside the gates is his younger brother, Frank (Billy Crudup), a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their father, Leon (James Caan), who raised them alone, seems to favor Chris despite all his troubles. Yet blood ties are the ones that bind, and Frank, hoping that his brother has changed, is willing to give him a chance—he shares his home, finds him a job, and helps him reconnect with his children and his ex-wife, Monica (Marion Cotillard). But Chris’ inevitable descent back into a life of crime proves to be the last in a long line of betrayals, and after his brother’s latest transgressions, Frank banishes him from his life. But it’s already too late, as the brothers’ destiny is bound together, forever.
Runtime: 127 min
Rating: Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and brief drug use
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Production: Canal+
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Countries: USA, France
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
Home Release Date: Jun 24, 2014
Director Credit
Guillaume Canet Director
Writer Credit
Bruno Papet Novel "Deux Freres, Un Flic, Un Truand"
Eric Veniard Film "Les Liens Du Sang"
Guillaume Canet Screenplay
Jacques Maillot Film "Les Liens Du Sang"
James Gray Screenplay
Michel Papet Novel "Deux Freres, Un Flic, Un Truand"
Pierre Chosson Film "Les Liens Du Sang"
Principal Cast Credit
Billy Crudup Frank
Clive Owen Chris Pierzynski
James Caan Leon
Lili Taylor Marie
Marion Cotillard Monica
Matthias Schoenaerts Scarfo
Mila Kunis Natalie
Noah Emmerich Lt. Colon
Zoe Saldana Vanessa
Cast Credit
Anya Bergstedt Jordanova The Ruby Hooker
Billy Crudup Frank
Charlie Tahan Cast
Clive Owen Chris Pierzynski
Domenick Lombardozzi Mike
Eve Hewson Yvonne
Griffin Dunne McNally
James Caan Leon
Jamie Hector Nick
John Ventimiglia Valenti
Lili Taylor Marie
Marion Cotillard Monica
Matthias Schoenaerts Anthony Scarfo
Maytal Angel Prostitute
Mila Kunis Natalie
Noah Emmerich Lt. Colon
Yul Vazquez Fabio DeSoto
Zoe Saldana Vanessa
Producer Credit
Alain Attal Producer
Christopher Woodrow Producer
Guillaume Canet Producer
Hoyt David Morgan Executive Producer
Hugo S Producer
James Gray Executive Producer
John Lesher Producer
Kerry Orent Executive Producer
Maria Cestone Executive Producer
Molly Conners Executive Producer
Sarah Johnson Redlich Executive Producer
Vincent Maraval Executive Producer
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