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Four Brothers Reviews

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
November 20, 2011
Feels like a nervous student's heavily footnoted thesis film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joshua Starnes
March 22, 2011
Four Brothers tries to mix the revenge quest with the drama of the four boys finding and learning about each other again. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
[Director] Singleton is back in rare form with a very good remake...
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 10, 2007
...a welcome throwback to the sort of over-the-top actioners that were prevalent twenty years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
March 31, 2007
Adds a uniquely repugnant concept to the notion of dysfunctional, in what seems like a warped underlying fraternal creed of, a family that preys together stays together.
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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 21, 2006
A healty mixture of action, humor and of the most sheerly enjoyable popcorn movies of the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
December 29, 2005
Formula filmmaking through and through, but it's brought home with just enough grit, gusto, and emotion to keep you suitably entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
December 23, 2005
I liked the film's first act, which consisted of lots of snow and character development, I enjoyed its second act, which started to get into the nitty-gritty of its revenge plot, but I only tolerated its final act.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 3, 2005
Tight and resolutely genre specific, Four Brothers delivers what as a Hollywood product it promises and holds our attention with its classy craftsmanship
Matthew Turner
October 1, 2005
Mostly enjoyable thriller with strong performances and a couple of terrific action sequences, though it loses a star for its nose-dive into bad movie territory towards the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 30, 2005
"Good to see Singleton returning to his roots. Wahlberg and co-stars Tyrese Gibson and Andre Benjamin give good performances".
Neil Smith
September 18, 2005
Swiftly dissolves into a litany of brutally sadistic acts knotted together by a feeble whodunnit plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 16, 2005
O roteiro supera as expectativas do gênero, revelando-se bem amarrado e infinitamente mais complexo do que parece a princípio.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Sobczynski
September 10, 2005
The only performance that kind of works is the one from Chiwetel Ejiofor as the central bad guy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
August 31, 2005
The brothers take a few moments in reflective nostalgia, then springboard into a film of head banging revenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 21, 2005
An over-violent and under-sincere story that strays from justice past revenge and into mindless vigilantism.
| Original Score: C
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
August 20, 2005
At its best this is grade-A pulp from the land of Elmore Leonard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
August 20, 2005
As an action movie, it also has some fine moments. But I'd have preferred it if Singleton had jettisoned the B-movie elements and concentrated on the brothers' relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 20, 2005
Singleton seems to struggle to keep it under control, finally giving up in the end and letting a dopey Hollywood finale overrun the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dan Fienberg
August 20, 2005
It's rare that you catch an acclaimed mainstream filmmaker dropping all pretenses and giving in to the desire to make pure pulp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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