• Unrated, 1 hr. 51 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Sally El Hosaini
    In Theaters:
    Mar 22, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Sep 24, 2013
  • Paladin


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My Brother The Devil Reviews

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Eric D. Snider

An often gripping coming-of-age story involving rival gangs, societal pressures, self-discovery, brotherly affection, and drugs.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 12, 2013
Nathalie Atkinson
National Post

The attention El Hosaini gives to the physical structures in this neighbourhood is a poignant reminder of the lack of focus there generally is on the people who live inside them.

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 3/4

June 28, 2013
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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It's an impressive debut by a director blessed with a strong voice and a knack for bringing a specific cultural milieu to vibrant life, defying convention even while working within its strict limits.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail

June 28, 2013
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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My Brother the Devil brings a fresh and mature perspective to a story of shifting relationships between siblings, clearly marking the Egyptian-Welsh writer-director as someone on a path to greater things.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

June 27, 2013
Todd Jorgenson

The film takes an insightful look at subtle cultural and socioeconomic differences, as well as similarities, during troubled economic times.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

June 12, 2013
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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A story of brothers that's both tough and tender.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 10, 2013
Brian Orndorf

Ultimately feels a little flat, but there's promise that the director will carry on to stronger work, with several scenes here delivering exceptional grace and texture that all but guarantees a bright cinematic future.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: B-

April 26, 2013
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Sally El Hosaini shows a deft hand in her story telling and direction belying her inexperience behind the camera.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

April 25, 2013
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

When a both a dog and friend of Rashid's are killed in a violent gang encounter, El Hosaini frames both of their lifeless bodies on the street in a powerful image that tells of two innocents both bred to fight.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

April 25, 2013
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Familiar youth crime/coming-of-age framework, novel setting and focus group.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

April 16, 2013
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest

Highly recommended. (Writer-director) El Hosaini handles the various volatile relationships within the film with intelligence and sensitivity.

Full Review Source: Movie Dearest | Original Score: A-

April 3, 2013
Simon Brookfield
We Got This Covered

An engrossing debut from director Sally El Hosaini, My Brother the Devil is as authentic, emotionally complex and powerfully acted as any film you'll see this year.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 9/10

March 30, 2013
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International

Unsure performances and some decades-old gangster-film stereotypes hamper this acute, beautifully shot portrait of Egyptian teenagers fighting to survive in a rough London neighborhood.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 22, 2013
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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For at least part of its length, "My Brother the Devil" brings refreshing changes to a genre badly in need of them.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 22, 2013
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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Nuances of faith, politics and sexual identity enrich what initially presents as a classic good son-bad son tale, and although the film's melting-pot patois is occasionally too dense to decipher, we get the gist.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

March 21, 2013
Steve Macfarlane
Slant Magazine

With My Brother the Devil, writer-director Sally El Hosaini tells a story both operatic in its implications and quotidian in its sensory, day-to-day details.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 21, 2013
Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
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It's refreshing to see a new generation reinterpret the classics. James Cagney would be proud.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

March 21, 2013
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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It's far superior to what usually comes out of the British slums in the genre of gangland thrillers.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

March 20, 2013
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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A tender, bracing fraternal drama of London's gang life, the immigrant experience, and questions no smaller than what "manhood" might mean to young men whose traditional cultures are colliding with the worst-and the best-of the secular west.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 19, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

There probably aren't too many Welsh-Egyptian writer-directors like newcomer Sally El Hosaini. But she's clearly representative of a new kind of diversity in modern Britain. And one which bodes well for its filmmaking future.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 4/5

November 16, 2012
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