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The Brotherhood Reviews

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½ May 9, 2016
This film's failure convinced Hollywood that the Mafia was not a commercially viable subject and nearly caused Paramount to scrap "The Godfather". It's a shame, because with one notable exception, this is a pretty good film. Kirk Douglas plays a happy, traditional Mafia don (with a big bushy mustache and the patented Douglas charm) who clashes with the new, all-business Mafia personified by Murray "we can't close the beaches" Hamilton. Everything about the film is pretty top notch, except for Alex Cord, who plays Douglas's college educated little brother who comes into the family business with him (shades of Michael Corleone). Cord is really awful, and he's a large part of the film, compromising the whole enterprise at many points.
½ October 18, 2013
A decent enough mafia boss story although only a warm up for some tougher more intelligent films of this genre in later years.
½ November 19, 2010
Pretty good for pre-Puzo script...
July 11, 2008
Correct dans le genre. Il n' arrive pas a la cheville du parrain par contre.
July 7, 2008
A typically over-the-top Douglas performance combined with a lackluster story and bland direction. Meh.
August 10, 2007
Hard to imagine that this old-school tale of Mafia loyalties etc. was made the same ear as the Godfather. Although it has the feeling of a TV movie at times, it still has some redeeming qualities. Kirk D. excellent, especially when tearing up the scenery.
March 18, 2007
OOOOKISH IN PLACES I SUPPOSE
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