The Brothers
The Brothers (2001)

Four successful men find themselves easing into long-term relationships, but they're not all that comfortable about it, in this intelligent comedy-drama. Terry (Shemar Moore), Jackson (Morris Chestnut), Brian (Bill Bellamy), and Derrick… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 11, 2001
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63%
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User Score
85%



Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Often seen as a Waiting to Exhale with men, The Brothers is amiable. However, it feels superficial and somewhat of a retread.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

A lively, affectionate and well-acted romantic comedy.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

It's easier to laugh with the movie than take it seriously.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

An entertaining but too-familiar comedy about the romantic woes of African-Americans.

Washington Post

A politically incorrect but often hilarious jam session.

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Pam Sitt
Seattle Times

Like candy, this male answer to the 1995 film Waiting to Exhale is sweet, pleasing and goes down easy -- but it's not very filling. Still, it's tasty while it lasts.

Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com

a pleasant and enjoyable romantic comedy showcasing several talented performers

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Jessica Winter
Village Voice

Airless and oddly fatiguing.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

If The Brothers falls far short of its prototype, Waiting to Exhale, it still conveys a warm-blooded affection for its characters.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

One is left with warm memories of laughs, loves, and most of all likable characters with whom one wouldn't mind spending another two hours.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
My ex made me watch this pile of crap. The only good bit was the old woman who tells us "I invented the shit" You can't blame yourself dear, a… More
Remi Logan
I don't think you'll see movies like this anymore--a film about black brotherhood and the trials of their lives (especially love lives). The market so… More
Red Lats
I happened across this on TV, and it was interesting enough to watch to the end. There is something about a movie where four good friends get together every so… More
Joseph Eastmond
Not too bad!

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