Brother to Brother
Brother to Brother (2004)

The feature-film debut of filmmaker Rodney Evans, who wrote and produced in addition to taking on directing duties, Brother to Brother explores the life and struggles of black, gay artists in the present and past. Anthony Mackie stars as… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 14, 2005
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Led by two fine lead performances, Brother to Brother is a moving and thought-provoking dramatization of the Harlem Renaissance.

Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

Takes on a plethora of phobias. Homophobia, racial prejudice and age discrimination are among its targets, and it hits them squarely and fairly.

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Bjorn Thomson
Washington Post

Works far better as an idea than its execution.

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

Writer/director Rodney Evans has tackled a lot here, too much really

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

An uneven but provocative drama.

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Ellen Fox
Chicago Tribune

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

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Lewis Whittington
culturevulture.net

Quiet, thought-provoking...Robinson's portrait is joyously dignified, poetic and earthy.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

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 great one.

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Kam Williams
AALBC.com

A refreshingly-honest empowerment flick set against an historical examination of African-American homosexuality.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

satisfying original journey that is well worth checking out for its sincerity and refreshing honesty

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
_kelly .King
A friend's recommendation reminded me that I saw this stunning documentary-style-film on PBS's Independent Lens. The literary world of the Harlem… More