The Brothers Reviews

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 20, 2002
An entertaining but too-familiar comedy about the romantic woes of African-Americans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com
December 4, 2001
a pleasant and enjoyable romantic comedy showcasing several talented performers
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
May 3, 2001
One is left with warm memories of laughs, loves, and most of all likable characters with whom one wouldn't mind spending another two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
April 18, 2001
Although it's funny at times and very well intentioned, The Brothers has nothing new to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 66/100
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
April 3, 2001
Brothas and Sistas make sure you see this movie!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
March 30, 2001
Often entertaining, mostly unsurprising, but ultimately rewarding
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
March 29, 2001
Has all the emotional depth and honesty of a Ford ad, only with worse production values.
Annette Cardwell
Filmcritic.com
March 26, 2001
The Brothers has a lot to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
March 23, 2001
A lively, affectionate and well-acted romantic comedy.
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Washington Post
March 23, 2001
A politically incorrect but often hilarious jam session.
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
March 23, 2001
Airless and oddly fatiguing.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
March 23, 2001
It's easier to laugh with the movie than take it seriously.
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Pam Sitt
Seattle Times
March 23, 2001
Like candy, this male answer to the 1995 film Waiting to Exhale is sweet, pleasing and goes down easy -- but it's not very filling. Still, it's tasty while it lasts.
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 23, 2001
Hardwick isn't afraid to dog out these men for their disrespect and double standards even while sympathizing with their attempts to 'grow up.'
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jim Judy
Screen It!
March 23, 2001
Had the film taken more of an edgy and irreverent approach - along the lines of one character's titular response, Breathe, Bitch to Waiting to Exhale -- it may have been more interesting and far more amusing and perhaps even insightful.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
March 23, 2001
It's time for filmmakers to take a deep breath ... and come up with a new approach.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Tor Thorsen
Reel.com
March 23, 2001
Engaging entertainment.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 23, 2001
If The Brothers falls far short of its prototype, Waiting to Exhale, it still conveys a warm-blooded affection for its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 23, 2001
The Brothers is basically a Lifetime movie that somehow found its way into theaters.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 23, 2001
Films such as The Best Man and The Wood have gone over this terrain before, with considerably more style and humor.
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