Brothers of the Head Reviews

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Cole Smithey
April 21, 2009
"Lost In La Mancha" directors Louis Pepe and Keith Fulton take a flailing mockumentary shot at a convoluted narrative about a pair of conjoined twins-turned-punk-rock-duo.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
A punk Siamese-twins mock-biopic. Interested? File this one in the "could have sucked but didn't" drawer, these guys have crafted a pretty special film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jette Kernion
April 8, 2007
The edgy humor and oddly compelling lead characters make it well worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.75/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Needed more to counter its "twin" shortcomings: the questionable gimmick and too much lousy music.
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine
October 6, 2006
Despite the odd moment of visual bravura, this mockumentary is too aware of its own satirical daring. Consequently, it's never as dark, dangerous or amusing as it thinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
October 5, 2006
Harry and Luke Treadaway give astonishing performances (or rather an astonishing performance), creating a believable physicality for their characters, as well as distinct personalities.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
October 5, 2006
The credible feel of this film-within-the-film remains an achievement; it's neither mocking nor parodic and nearly always deadly serious.
Matthew Leyland
October 3, 2006
Co-directors Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe have a gift for making fake footage look like the real deal. But they're not so hot when it comes to simulating human drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 29, 2006
"Brothers" puts a clever and disturbing twist on the self-destructive arc that so many real-life rock bands take.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
September 23, 2006
An astonishing twinning of wild imagination and drop-dead realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 14, 2006
What becomes painfully apparent as the drudgery rolls on is that the only freak show here is the movie itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Michael Szymanski
September 4, 2006
No doubt one of the weirdest, most off-beat movies you can see all year, and with a rocking soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 25, 2006
This music-heavy period piece is so dour that it's a bit of a drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 25, 2006
What's missing is any insight to cut into the twins' opaqueness, which turns the movie into a stylistic experiment without any reason to be.
| Original Score: 2/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 21, 2006
Fulton and Pepe's double-headed head trip is mostly drab gray matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 20, 2006
Rock on, but be prepared to be left just a bit frustrated by the near-greatness this perplexing film almost achieves.
Top Critic
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
August 18, 2006
Undermined by its form: strange as it ought to be, the mockumentary conventions of the movie make everything strangely familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 18, 2006
The Treadaways are terrific and comedy finds an umbilical link to tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
August 18, 2006
The saga is presented, despite the absurdities, as the absolute truth. You find yourself believing, wanting to believe. After all, despite the extremes, it could happen, maybe even did happen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 17, 2006
It's knowledgeable about the dynamics of a band, about the conventions of documentaries and about how complicated sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll would be if you shared a liver.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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