Those who haven’t read the abysmal reviews on the 70s crime film Blood Ties will be pleasantly surprised and probably delighted at the trailer that has hit the internet. From the looks of it director Guillaume Canet’s first English speaking film seems to have all the elements it needs to be an incredible and engaging crime drama.
Canet leads a huge cast of talents including Clive Owen, Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Zoe Saldana, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Caan and Noah Emmerich. However, the film debuted in Cannes to not so favorable reviews. That said, we can’t deny just how good the trailer looks. Edited down, it looks like the most exciting 70s crime drama we’ve seen in some time.
The official synopsis for Blood Ties reads as follows:
“It tells of two brothers who find themselves at opposite ends of the law in 1970s Brooklyn.”
Clive Owen, who has struggled for the right role, really looks like he hit his mark in this film, while Zoe Saldana proves that both her star and talent are on the rise. From the glimpse of the trailer Blood Ties looks to be an emotional heavyweight, which is what we expected from the premise and of its talented cast, who have all in their own right received nominations for accolades for different projects in the past.
As far as the final product, all hope is not lost as director Guillaume Cannet still has plenty of time to edit down what’s said to be a bloated plot, in favor of showing the main story while still hitting home the powerful emotions of its cast. As of right now Blood Ties doesn’t have US distribution, but that’s only a matter of time.
Check out the trailer for Blood Ties below:
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