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  • May 13, 2005
  • R
  • Drama
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Brothers (2005) Synopsis
The war in Afghanistan changes three people's lives.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Imaginative and immensely engrossing film.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
A triumph of psychological drama, owing as much to Ms. Bier's sensitive style as to Anders Thomas Jensen's smart screenplay, based on...
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By Peter Debruge
Brothers takes a scenario as old as Genesis – two jealous siblings spar over the affections of the same woman – and renders it fresh and...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
We do live in a fraught world of interconnections, Bier makes clear, and what happens far away matters, in unexpected ways, close to home.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Everyone involved -- actors, crew, director Susanne Bier and screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen in their second collaboration -- are in peak...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A drama of uncommon moral complexity, unexpected humor, convincing transformations (for good and bad) and, best of all, vibrant,...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Brothers is about how people change, how they can rise to an occasion, or sink to one. It's a tale of love and allegiance, of truth and the...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The central performance in Brothers is by Connie Nielsen, who is strong, deep and true.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Piercingly co-written and directed by Susanne Bier, the movie dramatizes one man's collapse and the other's surprising maturation.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Tapping into the basest fears of war while subverting all expectations, director Susanne Bier deftly reads between the headlines.
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Rated R | For language, sexuality, nudity and brief nudity