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Brother (Hermano) Reviews

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April 21, 2013
Hermano is part sports film, part neorealist drama and a fully successful debut feature from Venezuelan director Marcel Rasquín.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 23, 2012
"Hermano" is well-trod acreage, but there's a vitality here that's easy to appreciate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 23, 2012
The sports-as-savior theme is an old one, but this confident movie, alternately volatile and tender, coats its clichés in winningly natural performances and Enrique Aular's kinetic photography.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 23, 2012
An uneasy combination of good and bad, which earns a mild recommendation on the strength of the two lead performances and its success in capturing the desperate milieu of Caracas' teeming underclass.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 23, 2012
Rasquin's cinema verite style brings power to the story, and he has coaxed some good performances out of his leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 15, 2012
Rasquin and Jones avoid cliche to deliver an ending that hits home as hard as an unexpected football to the solar plexus.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 9, 2011
Brotherly love put to the test in potent drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 16, 2012
Venezuelan filmmaker Marcel Rasquin's Hermano is a well-meaning melodrama, equal parts heartfelt and contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2012
The story feels driven more by coincidence than authenticity, leading to an eye-rolling climax.
August 23, 2012
The over-the-top opening, which evokes baby Moses in the bulrushes, indicates grand ambitions, but unfortunately the gritty realism of Rasquin's cinematic style is just camouflage for another cliched sports flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 23, 2012
Scoring goals in soccer is hard. Hermano earns its points too easily.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 23, 2012
The overwrought story unfolds awkwardly, with one ridiculously contrived act of violence in the middle, and it piles on both sports-drama and up-from-poverty clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 29, 2011
Good football action and an inside look at the Caracas barrios cannot save this film from a thin script and sport drama predictability.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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