Brotherhood (2011)

College freshman Adam Buckley sits blindfolded in the back of a van outside of a convenience store as the final step of his initiation into the Sigma Zeta Chi fraternity. Minutes later he finds himself dealing with the fact that a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 18, 2011
DVD Release Date: May 17, 2011
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

The gathering implausibility is dispelled by a nice ending twist.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

"Brotherhood" isn't badly acted or without some skillfully tense moments, but it doesn't have much in the way of entertainment value either.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a passable thriller [that is] disappointingly uninvolving for the duration of its refreshingly brief running time.

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Joe Leydon

Ingeniously constructed and propulsively paced.

Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

Viewers get paddled into submission in this strident frat-house thriller.

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Peter Bradshaw

Brotherhood has its faults -- the plot unravels a fair bit -- but the Tarantino homage is reasonable and the nightmarish atmosphere well maintained, with bizarre black-comic jolts.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

Leanly scripted, directed for maximum tension, fast-moving and filled with a surprising amount of droll humor.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Despite a running time of less than 70 minutes (minus the credits), still outstays its welcome.

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Peter Martin

Like its characters, Brotherhood is not a perfect film, but it's a highly effective, jolting and dark ride that plays especially well with an audience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Japes .
I thought it was pretty good. It was so damn fast though. The pacing was lightning quick. I barely knew any of the characters and already people were getting… More
Kristijonas Fussman
This movie starts off with a frustrating - although interesting - premise. What makes it fall apart, however, are the ridiculously idiotic plot decisions the… More
Cynthia S.
A very well done film that kind of went too far, I think. The problem with this movie is that most of the characters are incredibly stupid, and annoying to the… More
Todd Smith
When a fraternity decides to play a prank on several of their pledges, something goes wrong, leading to a chaotic night, but can they work together to fix their… More
Cast: Trevor Morgan, Jon Foster, Lou Taylor Pucci, Arlen Escarpeta, Jesse Steccato, Jennifer Sipes, Luke Sexton, Chad Halbrook, Preston Vanderslice, Tyler Corie… More
Jeffrey Meyers
Yes its an implausible story, but its so fast paced you don't have time to dwell on it, and instead focus more on the intense bursts of action and… More