Four Brothers
Four Brothers (2005)

Four men come together to find out how and why the woman who raised them was killed in this hard-edged urban drama from director John Singleton. Short-tempered Bobby (Mark Wahlberg), struggling musician Jack (Garrett Hedlund), streetwise… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 12, 2005
DVD Release Date: December 20, 2005
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite striking a believable rapport among its principal actors, Four Brothers overwhelms with ultra-violent, vigilante-glorifying action and devolves into too many fractured, insubstantial thematic directions.

Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Unremarkably schizophrenic -- half gritty sojourn into the inner-city furnace, half Hollywood brain death.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

If Four Brothers spent half as much energy making us feel something for its heroes as it spent making us feel nothing for their victims, it would be a far better, and far more engaging, film.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Feels like a nervous student's heavily footnoted thesis film.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Four Brothers is a violent, macho story with a perfect feel for the dynamics between four tough guys who will do anything for each other.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Loud, stupid, unrealistic, overdone, without a thought in its ugly little head and kind of enjoyable.

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Joshua Starnes

Four Brothers tries to mix the revenge quest with the drama of the four boys finding and learning about each other again. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

As long as the action snaps and the violence feels (somewhat) righteous, there'll always be a place for movies such as Four Brothers -- on rainy Saturdays, on TNT.

Mike Clark
USA Today

The sometimes absurd Brothers works only on a larger-than-life level. But on that level, the zest is back.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

[Director] Singleton is back in rare form with a very good remake...

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This is director John Singleton's modern update of sorts on The Sons of Katie Elder. The titular characters are four guys from different backgrounds (and… More
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Melvin White
Bobby: Forget that, Green. I used to make a good living around here because cops like you couldn't find tits in a strip joint. "They came home to… More
Albert Kim
What the hell was this? I really wanted to like this movie. In fact, gangster revenge flicks (though overly done) is my kind of movie. This seems great! ...Hell… More
Bobby Hobbs
This is a good movie in terms of the bonds of brotherhood, family, etc. Yet it lacks the most simplest of reality. I mean, I know that Detroit is the ghetto… More
Alex roy
I felt that Four Brothers was nothing new in terms of a good action revenge film. The story itself has already been told a dozen times before, and this film is… More