The Other Brother
The Other Brother (2002)

A nice guy tired of finishing last tries playing on the other side of the fence in this independent comedy. Martin (Mekhi Phifer) and Junnie (Andre B. Blake) are two brothers living in one of Harlem's upscale neighborhoods. In many… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 25, 2002
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A perfectly pleasant if slightly pokey comedy.

Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

While the film is competent, it's also uninspired, lacking the real talent and wit to elevate it beyond its formula to the level of classic romantic comedy to which it aspires.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Holland lets things peter out midway, but it's notably better acted -- and far less crass - than some other recent efforts in the burgeoning genre of films about black urban professionals.

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Mandel Holland's direction is uninspired, and his scripting unsurprising, but the performances by Phifer and Black are ultimately winning. You'll find yourself wishing that you and they were in another movie.

Dave Kehr
New York Times

A sweet-tempered comedy that forgoes the knee-jerk misogyny that passes for humor in so many teenage comedies.

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