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Brothers (2009)

Brothers

Overview


Genre

Drama, War

Release Date

December 04, 2009

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

110 min.

Studio

Lionsgate Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Jim Sheridan

Producer

Michael De Luca, Ryan Kavanaugh, Sigurjon Sighvatsson

Screenwriter

David Benioff, Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen

Starring

Story


When a decorated Marine goes missing overseas, his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and children at home-with consequences that will shake the foundation of the entire family.

"Brothers" tells the powerful story of two siblings, thirtysomething Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal), who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace (Natalie Portman), with whom he has two young daughters (Bailee Madison, Taylor Grace Geare).

Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who's always gotten by on wit and charm. He slides easily into his role as family provocateur on his first night out of prison, at Sam's farewell dinner with their parents, Elsie (Mare Winningham) and Hank Cahill (Sam Shepard), a retired Marine.

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Tobey Maguire stars as Sam Cahill and Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Tommy Cahill in Lionsgate Films' Brothers (2009)
Bailee Madison, Natalie Portman and Taylor Geare in Lionsgate Films' Brothers (2009)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a knockout..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
“..feels like an artifact from the '70s..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
“..Brothers is arguably the most successful remake of a foreign film since Martin Scorsese reworked Infernal Affairs into The Departed and won the Oscar..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]