Brothers of the Head
Brothers of the Head (2006)

"Brothers of the Head" is the feverish, mind-bending odyssey of conjoined twins Tom and Barry Howe who were plucked from obscurity by a 1970s music promoter and groomed into a boy band. Grappling with impossible love, artistic… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 6, 2006
DVD Release Date: November 14, 2006
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As bizarre as it is, this mockumentary about a pair of conjoined rockers is surprisingly poignant and filled with authentic period details.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

The credible feel of this film-within-the-film remains an achievement; it's neither mocking nor parodic and nearly always deadly serious.

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Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News

... the story of British conjoined twins turned underground punk-rock tragic figures can't be ignored, if not for the ingenious way of disguising truth, then for the unsettling presentation of human emotions.

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Cole Smithey

"Lost In La Mancha" directors Louis Pepe and Keith Fulton take a flailing mockumentary shot at a convoluted narrative about a pair of conjoined twins-turned-punk-rock-duo.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Undermined by its form: strange as it ought to be, the mockumentary conventions of the movie make everything strangely familiar.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

So cleverly constructed that it's easy to be taken in and believe these twins really rocked.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

A punk Siamese-twins mock-biopic. Interested? File this one in the "could have sucked but didn't" drawer, these guys have crafted a pretty special film.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

It's two-thirds of one of the year's best movies.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

A provocative but oddly unsatisfying film experiment.

Jette Kernion

The edgy humor and oddly compelling lead characters make it well worth seeing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Gordon Anderson
Manages to overcome its freak show premise with a serious look at a conjoined twins' struggle with life.
Bannan instant enigma- just add water
I was anticipating seeing this movie for eons and was glad that I waited. The atmosphere makes it appear to be based on a true I was a little shocked… More
Hogans Hero
I really like the music in this film, and the idea of conjoined-twin punk rockers is fairly unique to the faux-documentry genre. I wish there was a little more… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Brothers of the Head", it is 1974 and Zak Bedderwick(Howard Attfield), desperate for a new hit band, signs the Siamese twins,… More
Drew Smith
The worst ruination of an awesome premise since David Cronenberg's Crash. You couldn't make a more dull film on purpose. Seriously, all I can… More
John Ballantine
Oh boy...another band film this time with conjoined twins. It still doesn't do it for me.