Four Brothers
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Four men come together to find out how and why the woman who raised them was killed in this hard-edged urban drama from director John Singleton. Short-tempered Bobby (Mark Wahlberg), struggling musician Jack (Garrett Hedlund), streetwise Angel (Tyrese Gibson), and hard-working Jeremiah (Andre Benjamin) are four guys who don't appear to have much in common, in terms of either race or temperament. However, these men have one very important bond -- all four were adopted and raised by the same woman (Fionnula Flanagan), and they all love her as a mother, and respect one another as brothers.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Unremarkably schizophrenic -- half gritty sojourn into the inner-city furnace, half Hollywood brain death."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"If Four Brothers spent half as much energy making us feel something for its heroes as it spent making us feel nothing for their victims, it would be a far better, and far more engaging, film."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Feels like a nervous student's heavily footnoted thesis film."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Adds a uniquely repugnant concept to the notion of dysfunctional, in what seems like a warped underlying fraternal creed of, a family that preys together stays together."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"I liked the film's first act, which consisted of lots of snow and character development, I enjoyed its second act, which started to get into the nitty-gritty of its revenge plot, but I only tolerated its final act."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"Four Brothers is a violent, macho story with a perfect feel for the dynamics between four tough guys who will do anything for each other."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Loud, stupid, unrealistic, overdone, without a thought in its ugly little head and kind of enjoyable."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Four Brothers tries to mix the revenge quest with the drama of the four boys finding and learning about each other again. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"A healty mixture of action, humor and of the most sheerly enjoyable popcorn movies of the summer."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Tight and resolutely genre specific, Four Brothers delivers what as a Hollywood product it promises and holds our attention with its classy craftsmanship"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"As long as the action snaps and the violence feels (somewhat) righteous, there'll always be a place for movies such as Four Brothers -- on rainy Saturdays, on TNT."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"The sometimes absurd Brothers works only on a larger-than-life level. But on that level, the zest is back."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"...a welcome throwback to the sort of over-the-top actioners that were prevalent twenty years ago."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Formula filmmaking through and through, but it's brought home with just enough grit, gusto, and emotion to keep you suitably entertained."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"Mostly enjoyable thriller with strong performances and a couple of terrific action sequences, though it loses a star for its nose-dive into bad movie territory towards the end."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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