Brother Reviews

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January 10, 2013
June 25, 2012
A powerful statement on a violent society -- and a very uncomfortable one that is apt to alienate many viewers.
March 29, 2011
November 20, 2008
August 7, 2008
June 21, 2007
A vital, stylish Yakuza pic, Kitano crafts a new world/old world, brother against brother epic battle straddling both sides of the Pacific.
November 7, 2003
Takashi has been considered a master auteur. Perhaps, but there's no art here, just violence.
June 19, 2003
The film explores in multi-layered depths how violence begets violence and how this cycle, once started, is nearly impossible to break.
February 13, 2003
If the yardstick for mob flicks is 'Goodfellas' (and it should be), then 'Brother' doesn't stand a chance. On its own, however, it is a stylish, colourful film.
September 26, 2002
There's no flow to this movie -- it just plods along from one disconnected sequence to another.
July 31, 2002
Always audacious and never less than entertaining, even when it's coming apart at the seams.
June 10, 2002
It's a little hard to take, a little too nihilistic.
February 20, 2002
January 28, 2002
It fails to work because it falls into the conventional exploitive genre of Hollywood action films instead of retaining the quirky director's unusual artistic sensibilities.
January 5, 2002
November 12, 2001
October 19, 2001
The movie comes across as a confusing mess, lacking in substance and entirely missing its goal.
September 28, 2001
Brother's attempt to romanticize crime finally collapses under its own weight.
September 4, 2001
Loud, direct, and uncompromised, Brother is raw red meat in an age of cinematic tofu.
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