The Brotherhood
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In Martin Ritt's The Brotherhood, Kirk Douglas plays Frank Ginetta, an old-line Mafioso who resents the newer policies encouraged by his younger brother Vince (Alex Cord). Frank resists all attempts at modernizing his operation, whereupon Vince cajoles his father-in-law Dominick Bertolo (Luther Adler) to spearhead an inter-mob rebellion. Summing up Bertolo as a rat and a liar, Frank has the man murdered in a graphically brutal fashion. It is up to Vince to exact retribution by killing his own brother. Lewis John Carlino's screenplay includes many of the elements that would gain… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Director Martin] Ritt can do very little with the breast-beating which attends this tale of brotherly love and self-sacrifice."
‑ , Time Out
"The acting is memorable throughout - Douglas characteristically tense, Cord perfect as the smoother sibling and Adler menacing as the boss."
‑ , Film4
"The Brotherhood has an old-fashioned, beautiful energy about it."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Godfather-like saga has its moments."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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