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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 23, 2001
A lively, affectionate and well-acted romantic comedy.
March 23, 2001
A politically incorrect but often hilarious jam session.
March 23, 2001
Airless and oddly fatiguing.
March 23, 2001
It's easier to laugh with the movie than take it seriously.
March 23, 2001
Like candy, this male answer to the 1995 film Waiting to Exhale is sweet, pleasing and goes down easy -- but it's not very filling. Still, it's tasty while it lasts.
March 23, 2001
If The Brothers falls far short of its prototype, Waiting to Exhale, it still conveys a warm-blooded affection for its characters.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 23, 2001
The Brothers is basically a Lifetime movie that somehow found its way into theaters.
March 23, 2001
For all its coarse humor, The Brothers has moments of tenderness and depth.
March 23, 2001
Smart, earthy and, in its own way, tender, The Brothers packs a powerfully entertaining punch.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 23, 2001
For romantic comedy, it is not particularly romantic or funny.
March 23, 2001
It's undeniable that director-writer Gary Hardwick's The Brothers has a target demographic. But the movie's themes of family, love and friendship are universal.
March 23, 2001
The movie's a mixed bag, but worth seeing for the good stuff, which is a lesson in how productive it can be to allow characters to say what they might actually say.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 23, 2001
The Brothers is carried by the warmth that both sexes pour into its sitcom soul.
March 22, 2001
Hardwick's boisterous film is enjoyably slapstick and uses laughter rather than psychological insights as therapy.
March 22, 2001
The egomaniacal thrust behind The Brothers is the same drive that's fueled dozens of other low-watt bar-talk flicks.
March 22, 2001
Digs more vibrantly into issues of trust, fear, pleasure, commitment, and camaraderie than any Hollywood feature in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 22, 2001
The dialogue is witty and lively, and the characters are crafted with insight and care.
March 22, 2001
Hughley and Jones have an explosively comic chemistry together.
March 22, 2001
If you want to take down Waiting to Exhale, you'd better have a stronger grip on men and women and how they connect or fail to connect than this.
March 22, 2001
It's regurgitating pop psychology ideas that are unlikely to be surprising to anyone sitting in the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 22, 2001
Glossy fun, but it should have given us more ideas and energy.
March 22, 2001
Often funny, often wise and often raunchy.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 20, 2001
Stuffed with the most obvious points imaginable.
March 20, 2001
A shallow comedy with few insights and only sporadic laughs.