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      The Tie That Binds

      R 1995 1 hr. 38 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      8% 12 Reviews Tomatometer 32% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A fugitive couple (Daryl Hannah, Keith Carradine) go on a killing spree to reclaim the daughter they left at a crime scene. Read More Read Less

      Audience Reviews

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      Steve D I thought it worked fairly well because of the cast. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/16/23 Full Review Audience Member I came across this film being a Moira Kelly fan. And I'm amazed at the merciless drubbing it's received here and elsewhere. I personally didn't think it was that bad. Sure, the real parents are both the tops (Carradine goes over while Hannah stays under), and the foster parents seem just a little too perfect, but the girl of the hour acquits herself with a simple, unforced performance. This was this actresses' final performance before disappearing to wherever the psycho brat from "Daddy's Girl" spends her days. And it's a shame, because she's the highlight of the film, besides Moira. (And I'm not just saying that because I'm a fan, but because she believably portrays a Mother who would do anything to protect her family, much like Anne Archer in "Fatal Attraction.") This comes from the producers of "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle," but, while both films are psychological thrillers, that's about where any similarities end. "Cradle" was about one psychotic woman's Terminator-like mission to destroy a family's life from the inside out. The foster parents here are trying to CREATE a new life for a strange and traumatized little girl. With the exception of a few R-rated words and bloodshed, this could air on Lifetime Movie Network no problem. So overall, I give this 2 stars. It's not perfect, but it manages to whiten your knuckles just a bit. (Which is more than I can say for any Lifetime movie.) Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member A dreadful misfire. Hannah and Carradine are ridiculously one note and the child actor, who's in the center of the plot, is bland and un involving. The plot is a direct rip off of 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle', a film that's bad in its own right. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member a wanna be thriller that feels like more of a serial killer slasher film Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A fairly entertaining drama/thriller. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member An OK movie. I'd say it was predictable but what I predicted to happen turned out better than what actually did happen. Keith Carradine is pretty great though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Critics Reviews

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      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: D- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Joey O'Bryan Austin Chronicle Rated: 1/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Mike Clark USA Today One of the sleaziest movies of the year and certainly the most unpleasant. Rated: 1/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Owen McNally Hartford Courant Be warned: The Tie That Binds is the flick that flops. Rated: 1/5 Mar 4, 2019 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews The Tie That Binds suffers from a second half that feels as though it's emerged directly from a template for movies of this ilk... Rated: 2/4 May 30, 2015 Full Review Caffeinated Clint Moviehole A chilling experience Rated: 3/5 Feb 7, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A fugitive couple (Daryl Hannah, Keith Carradine) go on a killing spree to reclaim the daughter they left at a crime scene.
      Wesley Strick
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 11, 2000
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      Sound Mix