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Worst: 'Blood Ties'
Director: Guillaume Canet
Stars: Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Marion Cotillard, Lili Taylor, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, James Caan, Noah Emmerich, Matthias Schoenaerts
Lowdown: Canet is quickly earning a reputation as overrated. After helming the very commercial and Cesar-winning thriller "Tell No One" he took on a French version of "The Big Chill," the forgettable "Little White Lies." Now, he's adapted the French version of 2008's "Rivals" (which starred in) with James Gray and the result is pretty much a misfire. The brother vs. brother storyline is just silly, much of the ensemble is miscast (notably Canet's own partner Cotillard) and the first 40 minutes or so may be the worst lit star studded movie I've seen in years.
- Gregory Ellwood