Blood Brother
Blood Brother (2013)

Blood Brother is the story of a group of children infected with HIV and Rocky Braat, a disenchanted young American that met them while drifting through India. They were left on the doorstep of a slum orphanage by their families: he had… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 25, 2013
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2014
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

In contrast to social-issue films filled with talking-head experts and bullet-point graphs, this is a portrait of a caregiver that goes to the core of motivation -- in this case, the need to share love.

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David DeWitt
New York Times

"Love is making someone who is sad feel happy," one girl says, answering an interviewer's question. "Blood Brother" showed me that love. I doubt I'll be the only one.

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

A big part of Blood Brother's success lies in the personal connection between filmmaker and subject.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Blood Brother is about as well-meaning as a doc can be, yet its humanitarian message is often tainted by the ceaseless demands for attention stemming from the fragile ego of its subject, rootless young American Rocky Braat.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

Braat's galling and enabled narcissism ... pervades the film.

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Christopher Campbell

A documentary with an originally structured first-person narrative. But it is still insufficiently directed, and some of what it omits makes it seem suspect.

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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times

A deeply affecting psychological portrait of a young do-gooder as he adapts to the regularity of tragedy in his new life.

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Dennis Harvey

Documentaries don't come any bigger-hearted than Blood Brother.

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Cynthia Fuchs

For all their carefully performed camera-awareness, the film is also strikingly precious, seemingly utterly unaware of the clichés it's using.

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