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"Brothers of the Head" is the feverish, mind-bending odyssey of conjoined twins Tom and Barry Howe who were plucked from obscurity by a 1970s music promoter and groomed into a boy band. Grappling with impossible love, artistic rivalry, and a dark inner life, the twins embrace their freakishness and spit it back in the form of searing Punk Rock. Brothers of the Head is a raucous ride through the seamy underground of '70s rock, and an unsettling glimpse into a relationship that is as beautiful as it is destructive.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The credible feel of this film-within-the-film remains an achievement; it's neither mocking nor parodic and nearly always deadly serious."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"... the story of British conjoined twins turned underground punk-rock tragic figures can't be ignored, if not for the ingenious way of disguising truth, then for the unsettling presentation of human emotions."
‑ Mario Tarradell, Dallas Morning News
""Lost In La Mancha" directors Louis Pepe and Keith Fulton take a flailing mockumentary shot at a convoluted narrative about a pair of conjoined twins-turned-punk-rock-duo."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Needed more to counter its "twin" shortcomings: the questionable gimmick and too much lousy music."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"Co-directors Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe have a gift for making fake footage look like the real deal. But they're not so hot when it comes to simulating human drama."
‑ Matthew Leyland,
"Undermined by its form: strange as it ought to be, the mockumentary conventions of the movie make everything strangely familiar."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"So cleverly constructed that it's easy to be taken in and believe these twins really rocked."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"A punk Siamese-twins mock-biopic. Interested? File this one in the "could have sucked but didn't" drawer, these guys have crafted a pretty special film."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Despite the odd moment of visual bravura, this mockumentary is too aware of its own satirical daring. Consequently, it's never as dark, dangerous or amusing as it thinks."
‑ Patrick Peters, Empire Magazine
""Brothers" puts a clever and disturbing twist on the self-destructive arc that so many real-life rock bands take."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"It's two-thirds of one of the year's best movies."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"A provocative but oddly unsatisfying film experiment."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The edgy humor and oddly compelling lead characters make it well worth seeing."
‑ Jette Kernion, Cinematical
"Harry and Luke Treadaway give astonishing performances (or rather an astonishing performance), creating a believable physicality for their characters, as well as distinct personalities."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"An astonishing twinning of wild imagination and drop-dead realism."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
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