The Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best
The Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best (2012)

Recently dumped by his girlfriend, underachiever Alex (O'Nan) embarks on an impromptu road trip with his new bandmate, the eccentric Jim (Michael Weston). By channeling their inner children and giving a new meaning to the term… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 7, 2013
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Hartl
Seattle Times

While the movie itself is an uneven, sometimes preachy affair, it's alive with possibilities whenever [Weston's] on screen.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Inner child? Open road? No, this film is actually about Mr. O'Nan and his wan, scruffy innocence.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

An offbeat, hipster-inflected road movie that steadfastly refuses to conform to expectation and sense. A to-scale victory of quirky charm and feeling over sagacity.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Initially, this low-budget film writes a lot of checks on the First National Bank of Whimsy, but I was astonished when none of them bounced.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

An indie about-tell me if this sounds familiar-a brokenhearted sad sack who travels cross-country with a weirdo and a too-hot-for-these-dorks woman on a road trip of healing and self-actualization.

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

O'Nan deciphers in comical yet solemn ways, young characters representing warring sides of himself. While doing battle with joblessness, alienation, working stiff drudgery, and existential redemption through art and the imagination.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A likably goofy, lo-fi indie propelled by the syncopations of a cheesy keyboard - and the cheesy dreams of its hapless heroes.

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R. Emmet Sweeney
Time Out New York

Offering little more than flat karaoke versions of Sundance-style hits, this is strictly an amateur-hour affair.

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Marc Mohan
Oregonian

This ode to indie legitimacy proves to be too cartoonish to feel real and not outrageous enough to be memorable ...

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