Movie Review: Blood Ties (2014)

Blood Ties

By: Mobile Movie Man

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the Mobile Movie Man and may not necessarily reflect those of The Guy Corner NYC.

Ok. This is going to be a weird review because at the end of the movie I was left satisfied but I’m not sure if the movie was so good or just that everything else out there is so bad.

The movie starts out very slow then picks up steam midway through, and finishes up very strong. The cast is decent and there are a lot of bit actors that you will remember from shows like the Wire and the Sopranos, but I thought Clive Owen was an odd cast for the lead role, because as much as he tries to turn down his accent it’s still there and no NYC gangster in the 1970’s spoke like that. It was actually a little ridiculous. So you have to take that with a grain of salt. After doing a little research I found this movie was a complete disappointment at the box office but I didn’t think it was terrible. Check it out for yourselves and let me know your thoughts because I’m anxious to know if this move is the Lebron James of movies….the best against watered down or no competition or if it’s really that good. I’m not too sure.


About Ray Gruenfelder

Creator and Founder of The Guy Corner NYC, the Guys lifestyle blog (Tech, Sports, Food, Drinks & much more). A married father of 2, this page is dedicated to "Guy Stuff". I am also Co-Founder of NYC Wine Guys, a wine blog from 2 guys from Queens, NY.

Posted on July 8, 2014 9:31 am, in The Movie Buff and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Nice review.. but like you said not sure how to take it..


  2. I never even heard of this movie. But with the cast alone I would check it out. Nice to know that despite starting out slow, it does have a good finish.


  3. My husband would like this movie as he loves action movies. Thanks for the review.


  4. I wasn’t sure what I would think of this movie and ended up skipping it as a result. It’s good to know that the ending was worthwhile 🙂


  5. Thanks for the info! I think I will wait til it comes out and rent it. I only go see the best of the best in movie theaters. Another interesting review! I am a big fan!


  6. The cast, alone, makes me want to watch this movie – glad it ultimately ended up being a satisfying movie. I think I will probably wait to catch it on DVD>


  7. I hadn’t heard of this movie. not sure if I want to see it or not


  8. So, I guess one would have to watch it to see if it is the content or the competition that makes this movie ok. Thanks.


  9. I totally agree. There are not many good movies out lately but at least you left satisfied that means to me it was worth seeing and not a waste of time.


  10. Thanks for all the comments. I am sure Mobile Movie Man is reading them as well.


  11. These days, I just watch G and PG movies. I think I go to the movies twice a year on average.


  12. It is hard to find a great movie – I always appreciate seeing an honest review!


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