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Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.

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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. Written by Polly_Kat

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murder | 1970s | flashback | love | money | See more »

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Crime runs in the family.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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30 October 2013 (France)  »

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Laços de Sangue  »

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$25,500,000 (estimated)

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$26,912 (USA) (21 March 2014)

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$41,229 (USA) (28 March 2014)
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Guillaume Canet's English-language directorial debut. See more »

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The armored truck robbery takes place around New Year's, but a poster from "Chinatown" is on the side of the bank. That picture opened in June, so there's no way it would still be displayed nearly seven months after it opened. See more »

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Monica: Come on, Chris! Fuck me. You're dying to, I know you are.
Chris: I just got married.
Monica: Yeah. And? It'll be your wedding present.
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References Carlito's Way (1993) See more »

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2 May 2014 | by (Belgrade) – See all my reviews

Story about taking and giving or vice versa giving and taking lives, love, money, emotions , everything that is exchangeable in todays society. Two brothers, one is policeman ,another is coming from jail are dealing with personal problems and with each other. Is it possible to forgive your brother doing something you despise ? Are people going to help you when you stumble or kick you in the ass ? Story about human nature, precisely different human natures mingling around. Is it possible to begin loving someone from small human gesture and not wanting anything material, but truth ? Is shocking truth better than sweet lie ? Is it possible that person who is killing love someone ? Maybe is love something he is coming back because he is trying redemption after he finds someone who is not spoiled, who is better than him. What to do with our bad choices ? And on the end sacrifice for another.

We are seeing several roads of love, they are all bumpy but sincere and when everything is on table and when you are free of thinking what if ...why that... there are not any obstacles anymore.

Maybe this movie is giving more questions than answers but from mine point of view he is helping us to give our answers to this questions.

Small critic about time given in movie to Natalie. Mila Kunis knows how to use time even not speaking in movie so more time would be better and her participation would be bigger and more significant.

Watch it and than think about it. Don't think about watching it !


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