75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
If you can overcome the graphic nature of its casual violence, it is a lot of fun. The banter among the brothers is well-written and has a genuine fraternal feel to it. And the chases and shootouts have a fresh malevolence to them.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Four Brothers works as an urban thriller, if not precisely as a model of logic.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Preposterous yet solidly entertaining.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Easily the best 1975 B-movie made in 2005, Four Brothers is a raucously entertaining vigilante film.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What holds us are the actors, including Terrence Howard as a cop who grew up with the brothers.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A faux-low-budget revenge thriller, pure and simple. There's nothing special about it, and that's what's refreshing.
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63

Chicago Tribune

Proficiently made trash.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
More action directors should include scenes such as the Mercers' extended Thanksgiving dinner, which fleshes out the bond between the brothers without using too many words.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
If you take any of this seriously, you are not going to enjoy the movie very much. But as an absurd riff on baadasssss gangsta movies, Four Brothers has an undeniable visceral kick.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Because the script, riddled with verbal ugliness by David Elliot and Paul Lovett, sends the movie to a series of arbitrary nowheres, the final showdown for the Mercer boys and their enemies is just as meaningless and sense-deadening.
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49 out of 100
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