88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A heartbreaking film that speaks to the lifelong aftershocks of war, and to the powerful bonds of family and of love.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The film is gripping---an honorable and beautifully acted addition to the tradition of homefront war stories.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Brothers is arguably the most successful remake of a foreign film since Martin Scorsese reworked "Infernal Affairs" into "The Departed" and won the Oscar.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This becomes Tobey Maguire's film to dominate, and I've never seen these dark depths in him before. Actors possess a great gift to surprise us, if they find the right material in their hands.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Brothers has the careful observation, measured pace and lived-in feeling of a good European film.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
In exploring the complicated nature of family bonds, Brothers is thought-provoking. The wounds inflicted by the cruelty of a troubled parent can prove as painful as battle scars.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Irish director Jim Sheridan, who has made his films in America in recent years, now delivers an American remake that hues closely to the original but loses some of its true grit.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Brothers isn't badly acted, but as directed by the increasingly impersonal Jim Sheridan, it's lumbering and heavy-handed, a film that piles on overwrought dramatic twists until it begins to creak under the weight of its presumed significance.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is a corny tale, told with both generous helpings of deli-sliced cheese and a brief stretch of chilling tumultuousness.
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30

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Brothers tries to delve into how war can tear families apart, but only succeeds in showing how miscasting and melodrama obscure good intentions.
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58 out of 100
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