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Based on 15 Reviews
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  • 25
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Chock-full of holes. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    While it features three strong performance and the debut of a promising filmmaker, the story line is obvious and rather melodramatic. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    A heartfelt but dramatically flat portrait of a couple grappling with one tragedy whose lives are profoundly affected by the outcome of another. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I found the opening third tremendously intriguing and involving, I thought the emotions were so real they could be touched, but then the film lost its way and fell into the clutches of sentimental melodrama. show more

  • 63
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The film's best and most carefully shaded performance belongs to Bacon. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    All the astute acting in the world can’t bring such a preposterous story into the station on time and intact. show more

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The only conceivable reason for Warner Bros. to (barely) release this mush is as a favor to Clint Eastwood, whose daughter Alison directed. show more

  • 25
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The film rings so consistently false that it's more likely to induce snickers and eye-rolling. show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Rails & Ties is like one bad TV movie that slammed into another. show more

  • 60
    Manohla Dargis The New York Times

    Everything looks professional if undistinguished. show more

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