Brother to Brother Synopsis
A painter (Anthony Mackie) befriends a writer (Roger Robinson) from the Harlem Renaissance.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
First-time writer-director Rodney Evans makes a ballsy leap into historical fantasia, with heartfelt fervor outrunning stray moments of...
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75

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
An intelligent and entertaining exploration of racial and sexual politics that brings alive the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, and draws...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A very good drama about the difficulties of being young, black, and gay. With a bigger budget and a sharper focus, it might have been a...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Fascinating and absorbing tale.
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Funny, sexy and very cleverly done.
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63

New York Daily News

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Evan succeeds in drawing a parallel about the lack of racial and sexual tolerance in both eras, but Perry's inner turmoil is nowhere near...
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50

Chicago Tribune

Ambitious but clumsy, it's a movie to appreciate rather than to be engaged by.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Interesting for its historical content.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Fascinating context but awkwardly told.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marrit Ingman
This first dramatic feature by documentarian Evans is an important film but not necessarily a successful one.
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