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My Brother Reviews

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
April 5, 2007
Has no shortage of heart, but it has been so clumsily organized and falls back so often on clichéd storytelling that any early goodwill quickly morphs into resentment.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 24, 2007
A moralistic black drama that makes its points with a heavy hand and unconvincing story developments.
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Peter Debruge
March 20, 2007
A young man takes an awfully long time to discover what the audience already knows -- that his disabled brother is the most precious thing in his life -- in My Brother.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 16, 2007
Story loses momentum in a wave of heavy-handed messages.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
March 16, 2007
Its earnest tone, moving orchestral score and strong cast carry it past the rough patches.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
March 16, 2007
My Brother is a brave little film, with the emphasis on little. Shot on a shoestring, it lacks the polish of many indie efforts but compensates with bold casting and a big heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
March 15, 2007
My Brother is brimming with would-be life lessons. But the movie goes in so many directions, and follows through on so few of them, that all it transmits is a vague glow. It's watered-down chicken soup for the soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
March 15, 2007
What starts as a taut urban crime drama quickly sags into lurid after-school-special sentimentality.
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
March 15, 2007
[A] torpid, independently made urban melodrama.
Kam Williams
March 14, 2007
A moving and meaningful melodrama about a blood bond tested by the trials and tribulations of trying to survive in the inner-city.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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