My Brother The Devil
My Brother The Devil (2013)

A masterful debut from one of England's boldest and brightest new talents, Sally El Hosaini's MY BROTHER THE DEVIL stars James Floyd as Rashid, a young man from a traditional Arab family who runs with a gang that rules the streets… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 22, 2013
DVD Release Date: September 24, 2013
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A tough, tender tale of familial angst with careful attention to detail, My Brother the Devil is a strong debut from director Sally El Hosaini.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

It's an impressive debut by a director blessed with a strong voice and a knack for bringing a specific cultural milieu to vibrant life, defying convention even while working within its strict limits.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

"My Brother the Devil" is a promising debut that marks El Hosaini as a filmmaker to watch, but one still very much in the developmental stages.

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Eric D. Snider

An often gripping coming-of-age story involving rival gangs, societal pressures, self-discovery, brotherly affection, and drugs.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

My Brother the Devil brings a fresh and mature perspective to a story of shifting relationships between siblings, clearly marking the Egyptian-Welsh writer-director as someone on a path to greater things.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

For at least part of its length, "My Brother the Devil" brings refreshing changes to a genre badly in need of them.

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Nathalie Atkinson
National Post

The attention El Hosaini gives to the physical structures in this neighbourhood is a poignant reminder of the lack of focus there generally is on the people who live inside them.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

A story of brothers that's both tough and tender.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Nuances of faith, politics and sexual identity enrich what initially presents as a classic good son-bad son tale, and although the film's melting-pot patois is occasionally too dense to decipher, we get the gist.

Todd Jorgenson

The film takes an insightful look at subtle cultural and socioeconomic differences, as well as similarities, during troubled economic times.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
An excellent film exploring issues of family, religion, culture, sexuality, poverty and what it means to be a man in challenging circumstances. Great direction… More
Daniel Parsons
There is so, so much going on beneath the surface of what at first appears to be a rather ordinary London based youth/gangster film. Wonderfully shot in Hackney… More
Dan Schultz
An at times riveting look at a life of crime concerning how an older brother (James Floyd) starts to see his younger brother (Fady Elsayed) drift into the same… More
Jesse Ortega
Incredibly powerful and emotionally resonant debut from Sally El Hosaini. It tells the story of two brothers going down very different paths, Rash leaving his… More