Brother Synopsis
Filmmaker Gregory Stephen Reigh tries to mend a relationship with his brother by making a film.
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Critic Ratings


Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Kitano's most enjoyable, flat-out fun movie, provided you can stomach the violence.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
When it works, which is often, Kitano's movie is an anthropology of the distinctions between Japanese yakuza and American gangsters.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Cool killers - Kitano's stock in trade - do not necessarily make for cool movies.
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Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
Disappointingly hollow.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Enough odd twists to be mildly interesting.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A typical Kitano film in many ways, but not one of his best ones. Too many of the killing scenes have a casual, perfunctory tone.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Beat Takeshi fans wouldn't think of missing this one. Moviegoers who hate violence wouldn't be caught dead at it.
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Takeshi's elliptical directorial style here is overwhelmed by the script's crudeness and lack of narrative power.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Wretch of a B movie.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Critics tend to fawn over the Japanese director-star Takeshi Kitano (a.k.a. Beat Takeshi), but am I the only one who finds his films...
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Awesome Movie

By sexyre25
This Movie is so good I have been looking for it everywhere. The action and stars are unbelieveable I love it....

Extremely Underrated Movie

By goodfelladeal
Very well done movie with its own style. Great storyline that progresses constantly. One of the best gangster movies ever made showing budget isn't the most feature in a movie. A must find if you...