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Brother Reviews

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July 27, 2001
Too many of the killing scenes have a casual, perfunctory tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 9, 2001
Once you've seen one self-evisceration, one head blown off, one spasming body plugged full of lead, you've seen 'em all.
August 24, 2001
Singularly unexciting for an action film, and working up enthusiasm for it is difficult.
July 26, 2001
Has all the bloody shootouts the writer-director-actor is known for, but loses its grip as it tries to grab for an emotional hook.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 18, 2001
The movie's second half ... is tedious and uninspired.
July 20, 2001
An awkward hybrid of Kitano yakuza satire and 'hood drama.
July 27, 2001
This somber and bloody retread is hardly the best place to first make Kitano's intimidating acquaintance.
July 27, 2001
Just how many acts of self-inflicted finger amputations do I really want to see?
June 10, 2002
It's a little hard to take, a little too nihilistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 26, 2002
There's no flow to this movie -- it just plods along from one disconnected sequence to another.
| Original Score: 1/4
July 27, 2001
Likely to frustrate viewers not alienated or put off by all of the violent material in the first place.
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 18, 2001
The two hours are basically spent watching the following: people go out and shoot each other, talk about it for ten-plus minutes, then go out and do it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 19, 2001
The movie comes across as a confusing mess, lacking in substance and entirely missing its goal.
February 20, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 8, 2001
Brother a violent, bloody, gory (get the point?) film, and through it all, Kitano wields one, maybe two, expressions, to the point that it becomes nearly hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 7, 2001
The cheap gangster mythologizing gets a bit tiresome.
April 16, 2001
Blood splashes everywhere and soaks the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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