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Four Brothers Reviews

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Cynthia Fuchs
August 20, 2005
Along the way, the brothers and their increasingly pathetic adversaries indulge in all manner of licensed or officially overlooked violence, because making things right for your mama is all that matters.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
August 19, 2005
An entertaining, escapist, not particularly ambitious ride.
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
August 19, 2005
Singleton appears to be having fun. But this is one film that would have earned more emotional resonance with a more serious, or at least focused, approach.
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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 18, 2005
A stylish revenge flick with A-picture performances and direction that obscure its B-picture soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 16, 2005
John Singelton proves the Western mythos can work just as effectively in an urban setting - that those hoary old cliches can find new life in the hands of a capable filmmaker.
| Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
August 16, 2005
Don't expect to see John Wayne's swagger in the urbanized rendition of "The Sons of Katie Elder."
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
August 16, 2005
Unremarkably schizophrenic -- half gritty sojourn into the inner-city furnace, half Hollywood brain death.
Susan Granger
August 16, 2005
The camaraderie of a vintage Wester, "The Sons of Katie Elder," has been ubanized and updated into a violent, amoral revenge saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Christian Toto
Washington Times
August 16, 2005
Singleton's style over substance approach is the right way to tell Four Brothers' vengeful story
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
August 16, 2005
(Singleton) paces his drama like an hourlong television installment ... with curse words and gratuitous gore.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
August 16, 2005
As Hollywood-ized as the details are, the overall picture feels independent and honest.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jackie K. Cooper
August 15, 2005
Revenge is sweet, and so is this movie
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 15, 2005
Four Brothers is a violent, macho story with a perfect feel for the dynamics between four tough guys who will do anything for each other.
Scott Gwin
August 15, 2005
I'm reminded of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, only Splinter is a kindly old lady who has been killed instead of kidnapped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 15, 2005
A well-executed balance of Hollywood action and human tenderness.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 14, 2005
This is not a simple revenge film. It is also a reminder that America in the new millenium is far more cruel than the America of the 20th century.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 14, 2005
Although there is some undeniable entertainment value here, the plot of Four Brothers ultimately proves to be pretty standard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
August 13, 2005
A dynamic blast of disorderly entertainment.
Full Review| Original Score: B
Harvey S. Karten
August 13, 2005
The plot is as rickety as the home all but destroyed in a hail of machine-gun bullets
Full Review | Original Score: C
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
August 13, 2005
...rooted in its usual cliched and conventional mode...a transparent revenge-seeking rouser with all the psychological complexity and bluntness of a rusty sledgehammer
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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