Brothers in Arms
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Principled gangsters take on a corrupt moneyman in this period Western. Robert Driscol (David Carradine) is a ruthless and power-hungry man who owns a small New Mexico town lock, stock, and barrel, and isn't shy about dealing with anyone who gets in his way. Linc Malone (Gabriel Casseus) and his brother Zane (Antwon Tanner) are a pair of African-American cowboys who've run afoul of Driscol and are looking for revenge. Linc and Zane put together a team of gunmen to rob Driscol's bank, but the heist goes awry when Driscol's men surround the building, and the gunfighters are… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

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"The vets tell the truth, by any reasonable measure, and then the filmmaker stirs the elements as filmmakers always do, whether partisan or neutral."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"For a feature film, this clearly partisan documentary about the Swift boat crew that served under John Kerry in Vietnam is pretty slight, but for a campaign commercial -- which is what it feels like -- it's pretty long."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"It may be an "all-black" Western, but Brothers in Arms would have been pretty darn laughable with actors of any race, creed, or color."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"The documentary is well edited, well paced, and feels genuine. It's educational, important and enjoyable independent of the Kerry campaign."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Inevitably, the film has the air of an extended campaign ad, but that doesn't make its subjects and the stories they tell any less compelling."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Will this film do Kerry any good, or the Swifties any harm? My bet is: Not a bit, one way or the other."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"the talking heads format just doesn't make for compelling film, despite its timeliness"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Tellingly, [John] Kerry is a much more compelling speaker during a 1970s protest rally than in the contemporary footage, where he carefully chooses his words."
‑ Kent Turner,
"Alexander, a political writer and radio host, gets riveting, emotional confessionals from the veterans."
‑ Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle
"Basically a longer, less slick version of the official Kerry profile unveiled at the Democratic National Convention."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Serviceable, not high ranking."
‑ , E! Online
"The movie's main contribution is its fresh look at the Vietnam War, being refought in the Kerry-Bush presidential campaign at the time of the film's release."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
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