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Rails & Ties Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    44

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

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

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

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

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

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

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

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

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Everything looks professional if undistinguished.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    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.

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