Blood Brother
Blood Brother (2013)

Blood Brother is the story of a group of children infected with HIV and Rocky Braat, a disenchanted young American that met them while drifting through India. They were left on the doorstep of a slum orphanage by their families: he had… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 4, 2014
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

In contrast to social-issue films filled with talking-head experts and bullet-point graphs, this is a portrait of a caregiver that goes to the core of motivation -- in this case, the need to share love.

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David DeWitt
New York Times

"Love is making someone who is sad feel happy," one girl says, answering an interviewer's question. "Blood Brother" showed me that love. I doubt I'll be the only one.

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Christopher Campbell
Nonfics

A documentary with an originally structured first-person narrative. But it is still insufficiently directed, and some of what it omits makes it seem suspect.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Blood Brother is about as well-meaning as a doc can be, yet its humanitarian message is often tainted by the ceaseless demands for attention stemming from the fragile ego of its subject, rootless young American Rocky Braat.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

Braat's galling and enabled narcissism ... pervades the film.

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Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

For all their carefully performed camera-awareness, the film is also strikingly precious, seemingly utterly unaware of the clichés it's using.

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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times

A deeply affecting psychological portrait of a young do-gooder as he adapts to the regularity of tragedy in his new life.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

Documentaries don't come any bigger-hearted than Blood Brother.

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Chris Knight
National Post

Braat is clearly adored by the children. "It took some time to train my mind" to see past their disease, he admits. But he's clearly found his home.

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