Brothers in Arms (2005)
Principled gangsters take on a corrupt moneyman in this period Western. Robert Driscol (David Carradine) is a ruthless and power-hungry man who owns a small New Mexico town lock, stock, and barrel, and isn't shy about dealing with anyone who gets in his way. Linc Malone (Gabriel Casseus) and his brother Zane (Antwon Tanner) are a pair of African-American cowboys who've run afoul of Driscol and are looking for revenge. Linc and Zane put together a team of gunmen to rob Driscol's bank, but the heist goes awry when Driscol's men surround the building, and the gunfighters are trapped inside. Brothers in Arms also features Ed Lauter, Kenya Moore, and rapper Kurupt. … More
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Critic Reviews for Brothers in Arms
The vets tell the truth, by any reasonable measure, and then the filmmaker stirs the elements as filmmakers always do, whether partisan or neutral.
Inevitably, the film has the air of an extended campaign ad, but that doesn't make its subjects and the stories they tell any less compelling.
Alexander, a political writer and radio host, gets riveting, emotional confessionals from the veterans.
For a feature film, this clearly partisan documentary about the Swift boat crew that served under John Kerry in Vietnam is pretty slight, but for a campaign commercial -- which is what it feels like -- it's pretty long.
Will this film do Kerry any good, or the Swifties any harm? My bet is: Not a bit, one way or the other.
Basically a longer, less slick version of the official Kerry profile unveiled at the Democratic National Convention.
It may be an "all-black" Western, but Brothers in Arms would have been pretty darn laughable with actors of any race, creed, or color.
the talking heads format just doesn't make for compelling film, despite its timeliness
The documentary is well edited, well paced, and feels genuine. It's educational, important and enjoyable independent of the Kerry campaign.
Tellingly, [John] Kerry is a much more compelling speaker during a 1970s protest rally than in the contemporary footage, where he carefully chooses his words.
Audience Reviews for Brothers in Arms
The cover looks cool, but the movie?... wasn't that cool, for me anyway.
I won't mention any names this time in case it's someone's favorite actor/actress. There are some terrible actors that in my opinion spoil the movie and I'm glad it was $1 to hire, now I know why it was $1 to hire... for 8 days.
I didn't die so I guess it's not that bad.
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