Blood Brother (2013)
Blood Brother (2013)
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Critic Reviews for Blood Brother
In contrast to social-issue films filled with talking-head experts and bullet-point graphs, this is a portrait of a caregiver that goes to the core of motivation -- in this case, the need to share love.
Blood Brother is about as well-meaning as a doc can be, yet its humanitarian message is often tainted by the ceaseless demands for attention stemming from the fragile ego of its subject, rootless young American Rocky Braat.
A deeply affecting psychological portrait of a young do-gooder as he adapts to the regularity of tragedy in his new life.
"Love is making someone who is sad feel happy," one girl says, answering an interviewer's question. "Blood Brother" showed me that love. I doubt I'll be the only one.
Audience Reviews for Blood Brother
Being a member of the church that Rocky is a part of (internationally), I was worried upon seeing this film. If I did not like it, would I get ridiculed, and if I did like it, would others think I was just biased? Well, I can safetly say, now, that I loved it. To say it is just about a guy who likes to serve is only scratching the surface. I too have taught kids in church (never at this level of intensity), and I know how it feels when you feel responsible for the kids. The way a child looks up to you is one of the greatest feelings anyone can have, and you feel like you are their parent (or at least a good older brother). The main thing that Rocky has to go through that I don't (and I really doubt I could) is the death of a child. Even thinking of seeing one of my former kingdom kid students dying is hard to even type about. What the movie does not say is (I am more than likely sure) why Rocky wants to do it: He does it for God. The movie reminded me of another equally great movie, "Born into Brothels". That movie is one of my top ten favorite documentaries, and so is this. This is the best movie I have seen all year.
Without any doubt, the best movie I've seen so far this year. Full of human emotions, no philosophy, just real human interactions.
When you succeed in both humbling and breaking one's hearts by portraying these real problems in the world, while telling a truly interesting, memorable, and real story that isn't just an infomercial, you succeed!
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