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Brother Reviews

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June 25, 2012
A powerful statement on a violent society -- and a very uncomfortable one that is apt to alienate many viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 29, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 31, 2002
Always audacious and never less than entertaining, even when it's coming apart at the seams.
January 5, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 75/100
November 12, 2001
| Original Score: 9/10
September 4, 2001
Loud, direct, and uncompromised, Brother is raw red meat in an age of cinematic tofu.
August 14, 2001
Though Kitano is no Kurosawa, they're using the same brushes on similar canvasses, and that comparison in itself makes Brother one of the year's best films.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
August 14, 2001
It's rougher stuff than most would expect, though not unrewarding in its own horrific way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 10, 2001
Kitano's most enjoyable, flat-out fun movie, provided you can stomach the violence.
August 3, 2001
As an actor and writer-director, Mr. Kitano projects an amused irony that makes his films worth seeing.
August 2, 2001
Kitano has a gift for framing and staying with a scene, and his editing choices are impeccable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 27, 2001
Marks Takeshi's ninth film as director and his American filmmaking debut, but it still registers as one of his own, personal -- and very Japanese -- films.
July 27, 2001
Sure to satisfy fans of the laconic auteur.
July 27, 2001
Kitano presents all this mayhem in crisp and cool camera work that distances it and keeps it from becoming oppressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 27, 2001
Intriguing though uneven.
July 27, 2001
A provocative variation on moviedom's worn cross-cultural themes.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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