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J. O.'s rating of the film Blood Ties

A good old-fashioned greasy hair n' smoking guns crime thriller that follows two brothers on either side of the law. As a period piece, it's wonderful - great looking cast, sets, cars, even the camera work felt appropriated dated. The downside is that it didn't live up to its potential and as a result it felt like it dragged on at times, though there was little nuance or subtlety. Regardless, it shows promise.