My Brother
My Brother (2006)

An aspiring stand-up comic realizes precisely how precious the developmentally disabled brother he so frequently took for granted truly is in writer/director Anthony Lover's sensitive family drama. Poetically told by his terminally ill… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 6, 2006
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2007
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

A moralistic black drama that makes its points with a heavy hand and unconvincing story developments.

Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

My Brother is a brave little film, with the emphasis on little. Shot on a shoestring, it lacks the polish of many indie efforts but compensates with bold casting and a big heart.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Has no shortage of heart, but it has been so clumsily organized and falls back so often on clichéd storytelling that any early goodwill quickly morphs into resentment.

Peter Debruge

A young man takes an awfully long time to discover what the audience already knows -- that his disabled brother is the most precious thing in his life -- in My Brother.

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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times

My Brother is brimming with would-be life lessons. But the movie goes in so many directions, and follows through on so few of them, that all it transmits is a vague glow. It's watered-down chicken soup for the soul.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Story loses momentum in a wave of heavy-handed messages.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

Its earnest tone, moving orchestral score and strong cast carry it past the rough patches.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

What starts as a taut urban crime drama quickly sags into lurid after-school-special sentimentality.

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Kam Williams

A moving and meaningful melodrama about a blood bond tested by the trials and tribulations of trying to survive in the inner-city.

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