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Release Date: March 21st, 2014

DVD Release Date: June 24th, 2014

R|2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
An ex-con (Clive Owen) tries to pull away from a life of crime, but the temptation proves too strong, bringing his already-strained relationship with his policeman brother (Billy Crudup) to the breaking point.

Cast: Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Caan, Noah Emmerich

Director: Guillaume Canet

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: M6, Ciné+, France 3 Cinema, Canal+, France 4, W9, France Télévision, Wild Bunch, Mars Films, Les Productions du Trésor, Chi-Fou-Mi Productions, Treasure Company, LGM Productions, Le Grisbi, Caneo Films, Worldview Entertainment

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

Ratings & Reviews

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  • While Canet's direction can't be said to be all over the place, the movie never settles into the groove it so dearly aspires to. show more

  • The ‘70s recreation is reasonable -- there are plenty of vintage cars and pop tunes of the moment -- but the characters never register beyond the surfaces of the scenes despite being equipped with long-festering resentments and grudges. show more

  • It’s all headed for a showdown, of course, and duly delivers, though Crudup and Taylor are the only ones who really seem to have a handle on the New Yawk accent. show more

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