Blood Brother (2013)

Blood Brother

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Blood Brother is the story of a group of children infected with HIV and Rocky Braat, a disenchanted young American that met them while drifting through India. They were left on the doorstep of a slum orphanage by their families: he had bounced between parents and jobs his whole life. He wanted to adopt them all, but in reality, he couldn't cure even one of them. He had to stay. Today, he lives in a concrete hut a few hundred yards from the orphanage. Every day he encounters the bitter reality of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Mystery & Suspense, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Steve Hoover, Tyson VanSkiver, Phinehas Hodges, Jay Daniel Hendricks
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On DVD: Feb 4, 2014
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Critic Reviews for Blood Brother

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7)

In contrast to social-issue films filled with talking-head experts and bullet-point graphs, this is a portrait of a caregiver that goes to the core of motivation -- in this case, the need to share love.

Full Review… | December 13, 2013
Globe and Mail
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Blood Brother is about as well-meaning as a doc can be, yet its humanitarian message is often tainted by the ceaseless demands for attention stemming from the fragile ego of its subject, rootless young American Rocky Braat.

Full Review… | December 12, 2013
Toronto Star
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A deeply affecting psychological portrait of a young do-gooder as he adapts to the regularity of tragedy in his new life.

Full Review… | October 24, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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"Love is making someone who is sad feel happy," one girl says, answering an interviewer's question. "Blood Brother" showed me that love. I doubt I'll be the only one.

Full Review… | October 17, 2013
New York Times
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Braat's galling and enabled narcissism ... pervades the film.

Full Review… | October 15, 2013
Village Voice
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Documentaries don't come any bigger-hearted than Blood Brother.

Full Review… | June 6, 2013
Variety
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