My Brother the Devil Synopsis
Two teenage brothers face their prejudices head on to survive on the streets of London.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Nuances of faith, politics and sexual identity enrich what initially presents as a classic good son-bad son tale.
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80

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
It's an athletic, loose-limbed piece of movie-making, not perfect, but bursting with energy and adrenaline.
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80

Total Film

What distinguishes My Brother The Devil is El Hosaini’s maturity in avoiding faux-doc grittiness, political grandstanding or flashy...
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80

Empire

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Already a compelling gangland saga, this vastly promising debut turns into something more surprising when social prejudice becomes the...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
While on the surface, this is a variation on boyz-in-the-‘hood dramatic staples, the film is rooted in anglicized Arab culture yet...
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
It’s far superior to what usually comes out of the British slums in the genre of gangland thrillers.
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70

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Shot entirely in Hackney — a mostly ungentrified London borough — My Brother the Devil has a strong odor of authenticity.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Steve Macfarlane
With My Brother the Devil, writer-director Sally El Hosaini tells a story both operatic in its implications and quotidian in its sensory,...
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63

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
The plot doesn’t entirely escape formula, and the ending is jagged and forced, unable to commit to either hope or gloom. But for at least...
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Even those who aren’t well-versed in the-’hood-always-wins dramas can see what’s coming. So it’s to newcomer Sally El Hosaini’s credit that...
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A Fantastic Directorial Debut

By movies2alert
It's great to see a small indie film compete with big hollywood productions and My Brother THE DEVIL competes superbly on that level and in many cases surpasses it with a great story and...

Good movie

By PaddyP
It's a really good movie. I like the twists and acting is really good. Must watch...

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Rated NR