The Brothers McMullen (1995)

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Three Irish American brothers with widely differing life philosophies live together in their mother's Long Island house.Writer/director/co-producer Edward Burns made this old-fashioned drama in his own home, shooting it on weekends over an eight-month period. Before the recently widowed Mother McMullen returns to Ireland to search for her life's love, she gently warns her son Barry not to trap himself in a loveless marriage. Five years after the warning, Barry and his two brothers come together … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Edward Burns
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 3, 2000
Runtime:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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as Patrick

as Mrs. McMullen
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Critic Reviews for The Brothers McMullen

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (14)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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July 7, 2005
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

It's easy to see what attracted Redford to Burns' first film. Burns' dialogue is natural and witty. Burns films with the gritty immediacy of a documentary, slipping a boom mic above backyard conversations over beers.

Full Review… | March 25, 2007
Arizona Daily Star

It's the sprightly profane dialogue, the dirty talk of the brothers about love and religion, that gives this otherwise old-fashioned comedy (imitative of Woody Allen) a modern feel and winsome drive, keeping it from getting stale.

Full Review… | April 30, 2006
EmanuelLevy.Com

Burns' first (and still best) effort.

April 17, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for The Brothers McMullen

Alright, but overrated.

mjgildea
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

½

A great writing debut for Burns. Nice dialogue. The banana scene is definitley memorable, bookbat. I wonder if the older folks get, the more sobering this movie might become. I'd love to see more from Jennifer Jostyn and Maxine Bahns.

binky013
Lanning : )

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Great movie!

iLeo
Leo L

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