Brother (Hermano)
Brother (Hermano) (2012)

Raised as brothers, intense teammates and competitors on the soccer field - the gregarious, swaggering Julio (Eliu Armas) and the more wiry and focused Daniel "Gato" (Fernando Moreno) have remained virtually inseparable ever since… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 24, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2012
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

"Hermano" is well-trod acreage, but there's a vitality here that's easy to appreciate.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Rasquin's cinema verite style brings power to the story, and he has coaxed some good performances out of his leads.

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

Venezuelan filmmaker Marcel Rasquin's Hermano is a well-meaning melodrama, equal parts heartfelt and contrived.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The sports-as-savior theme is an old one, but this confident movie, alternately volatile and tender, coats its clichés in winningly natural performances and Enrique Aular's kinetic photography.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

Scoring goals in soccer is hard. Hermano earns its points too easily.

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Todd Jorgenson

The story feels driven more by coincidence than authenticity, leading to an eye-rolling climax.

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

The over-the-top opening, which evokes baby Moses in the bulrushes, indicates grand ambitions, but unfortunately the gritty realism of Rasquin's cinematic style is just camouflage for another cliched sports flick.

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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

Hermano is part sports film, part neorealist drama and a fully successful debut feature from Venezuelan director Marcel Rasquín.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

An uneasy combination of good and bad, which earns a mild recommendation on the strength of the two lead performances and its success in capturing the desperate milieu of Caracas' teeming underclass.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
An honest Venezuelan drama that benefits from the heartfelt way that it depicts the intense relationship between the two brothers and how much they care about… More
Pedro Holanda
Just a quick note; I worked in this production. <b>My name's in the credits</b> But a movie totally worth watching because it is beautiful. I… More