Brothers Synopsis
A man cares for his brother's family.
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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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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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By James Berardinelli
Brothers is arguably the most successful remake of a foreign film since Martin Scorsese reworked "Infernal Affairs" into "The Departed" and...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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BROTHERS. Grade: B. (Based on advance VIP press preview)

Director Jim Sheridan's 110-minute BROTHERS is a remake of the 2004 Danish film, 'Brødre', by Susanne Bier. I enjoyed watching this war drama because Jim Sheridan successfully presented the moral...

Brothers -- An Unpatriotic Anti US Marine Picture

By Ddogpics
The worst scene in this movie is after Taliban captured US Marine Capt Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire), after telling his also captured Marine Pvt not to say anything to the Taliban, when Capt Cahill is...

Best performances ever.

By ConceptOneFilm
I am an independent filmmaker and I'm constantly looking for films that stand out from others. Brothers is the film I have been looking for all year. The directing was amazing! It is very hard to be...

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By michaele77
This movie was GREAT! It was suspensfull, exciting, and also made me want to cry. This movie really shows you what are soldiers go through and how our goverment should take the time to make every...

Would have given a MUST GO if......

By lovestalentmoviefan
....somebody would have taken the time to write a decent ending. Terribly anti-climatic. The only reason I do not say SOSO is for Tobey Mcguires incredible maturity as an actor shining through.From a...

Great Acting

By Froggy7373
"Brothers" is a finely acted film w/ Portman, Gyllenhaal, & Maguire surrounded by an amazing supporting cast, including Sam Shephard as a gruff military father & 2 brilliant child actors who often...

Great movie, will leave you a bit depressed

By Arturian
I thought it was a good movie, makes you realize what military families go through even when their family members come back from war alive. I would rate it as "GO", but considering that we're...

good movie!

By rider4life
the story was good, it actually has a good foundation and background of how it leads up to the brother becoming the way he is. only one thing i thought they could expand on was the ending. only one...

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Rated R | For language and some disturbing violent content.