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Mio Fratello Figlio Unico (My Brother Is an Only Child) Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 18, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Actors Germano and Scamarcio turn in magnificent, multilayered acting jobs.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

April 28, 2011
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The film, which argues that blood brotherhood is stronger than political brotherhoods, vibrates with their youthful energy and ardor.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 18, 2008
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Daniele Luchetti's fluent, heartfelt Italian picture is the story of two brothers born after the war, who come of age in the 1960s and drift apart in the paranoid, violent, sour political atmosphere of Italy in the 70s.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

October 18, 2008
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

A merry swirl of vital, passionate performances.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

August 7, 2008
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

It's an engrossing political love story, with a strong sense of the shadings within the daily lives of these characters.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald

June 20, 2008
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

This is such a lovely film from writer/director Daniele Luchetti, nostalgic perhaps, but with that indefinable Italian whimsy that takes serious political themes and undermines them beautifully.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 4/5

June 13, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

The performances are astonishing, perhaps enabled by the flawless script.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

June 12, 2008
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Despite the awards pedigree, the drama is a bit of a slog at times, with Accio taking seemingly ages to come of age, but nobody said growing up was easy.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

June 12, 2008
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

"Only Child" is both funny and heartbreaking, and incredibly adept at shifting between lighter and darker tones.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 11, 2008
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

Although familiarity with Italian politics helps in appreciating this film, anyone can enjoy this energetic tale of a house divided.

Full Review Source: KPBS.org

June 8, 2008
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The best thing about the movie are the performances, all of which are outstanding; in particular, Angela Finocchiaro, who plays the long-suffering mother, is superb.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

June 6, 2008
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Sometimes, under a torrent of social pressures, water runs faster, if not thicker, than blood, and even the strongest bonds drown in the flood.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

June 6, 2008
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

My Brother Is an Only Child is a buoyant, handsomely crafted film.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

May 16, 2008
Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle

A coming-of-age story about a young man who - like the era he was born into - has no idea how to come of age, except by violent fits and starts, in all directions, to varying ends, and ready to change course whenever the mood strikes.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

May 16, 2008
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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You don't need a degree in political science to love this film...The film entertainingly demonstrates that the bonds of blood are stronger than those of ideology.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 15, 2008
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: A

May 13, 2008
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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That it clicks is largely due to the daredevil chemistry of the actors playing the brothers, who can be a handful whenever they're together.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 9, 2008
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

In this lively drama of rebellion and revolution, emotion is even more inflammatory than politics.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B

May 8, 2008
Marc Mohan
Oregonian

Though it's well-cast and convincingly captures the look and feel of its era, the film loses steam as Accio's story meanders to a predictable conclusion.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: B

May 2, 2008
Peter Debruge
Variety
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February 23, 2012
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