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Brothers

Overview


Genre :

Drama, War

Release Date :

December 04, 2009

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Jim Sheridan

Starring :

Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Bailee Madison, Taylor Grace Geare, Mare Winningham, Sam Shepard, Clifton Collins Jr., Carey Mulligan, Patrick Flueger, Jenny Wade, Ethan Suplee, Luce Rains, Omid Abtahi

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

3 of 4

“..thought-provoking..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 4

“..never achieves the naturalistic impact of the original..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]
Review rate : C+

“..lumbering and heavy-handed..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2 of 4

“..just a juicy entertainment..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
3.5 of 4

“..heartbreaking..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 4

“..feels like an artifact from the '70s..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
3.5 of 4

“..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]
2 of 4

“..an almost-good movie weakened by its desire to have a major impact, as melodramatic material is heated to boiling over..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
2 of 4

“..a knockout..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
2 of 4

“.."Brothers" is as disappointing as it is redundant..”
by Calvin Wilson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Norm Schrager [Filmcritic.com]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Pete Hammond [Boxoffice Magazine]
Review rate : B
Reviewed by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
Review rate : C+
Reviewed by Scott Tobias [Onion AV Club]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]

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