Brothers in Arms
Brothers in Arms (2005)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 26, 2005
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

The vets tell the truth, by any reasonable measure, and then the filmmaker stirs the elements as filmmakers always do, whether partisan or neutral.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

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.

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Scott Weinberg

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.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Will this film do Kerry any good, or the Swifties any harm? My bet is: Not a bit, one way or the other.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

the talking heads format just doesn't make for compelling film, despite its timeliness

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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle

Alexander, a political writer and radio host, gets riveting, emotional confessionals from the veterans.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Basically a longer, less slick version of the official Kerry profile unveiled at the Democratic National Convention.

E! Online

Serviceable, not high ranking.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
EightThirty .
15/06/2010 (DVD) The cover looks cool, but the movie?... wasn't that cool, for me anyway. I won't mention any names this time in case it's… More