Written December 02, 2009
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 dilemma associated with taking a human life plus the insightful depiction of the psychological ill-effects of war on combatants and their families.
The talented principal cast comprise Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Written December 22, 2009
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 himself threatened by the Taliban, beats to death his own Marine private with an iron pipe to save his own skin, all the while being videod by the Taliban for propaganda purposes. There are no reported cases of a US military officer serving in any current deployment combat zone killing one of his or her own enlisted personel to save his or her own life. Such disgraceful conduct would completely demoralize our military, and would render our officer corp unable to lead. Yet, the producers chose this horrible and fictional event to depict what a US Marine officer did when his own life was threatened. We want to support our troops, not defame them with totally false & baseless events. For this reason I would not spend your money to see this movie.
Written December 10, 2009
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 able to direct the cast the way he did, and the cast took his directing to a whole new level. The acting was very heart driven and felt very real. I was hearing gasps from the audience throughout, and I can't remember fidgeting once from boredom. Some have said the plot is predictable, and it is...it's supposed to be; it's not a mystery. However, the screenwriters did a captivating job of writing Toby's part towards the end, to where the audience doesn't know what he is going to do. His every move towards the end was unpredictable. This leaves your mind to wonder how he is going to end up. Brothers gets an A+ from me, and it may take me until I'm about to retire before I ever get close to filming something like this. It got me to sign up on here just to write a review.
Written December 04, 2009
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Written January 27, 2013
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