Brother to Brother - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Brother to Brother Reviews

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November 4, 2004
Suffers from didacticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 9, 2004
Ambitious but clumsy, it's a movie to appreciate rather than to be engaged by.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 15, 2005
Writer/director Rodney Evans has tackled a lot here, too much really
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2005
The story is a little uneven, but Anthony Mackie and Roger Robinson make it worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 2, 2004
Not surprising for a film that uses a term paper as a framing device, Brother to Brother feels too much like a school project.
November 11, 2004
Interesting for its historical content.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 10, 2004
Had the film possessed a little more energy, it would have been easier for me to recommend it across the board.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 19, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 4, 2005
Most of the movie's clumsiness comes in documentary veteran Evans' mix of fact and fiction.
| Original Score: 2/4
February 18, 2005
An uneven but provocative drama.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 1, 2004
This first feature from writer-director Rodney Evans ... heralds the emergence of an exciting new voice in black filmmaking, a man willing to look deeply into culture and mores to gain insight into problems that refuse to go away.
January 9, 2007
A refreshingly-honest empowerment flick set against an historical examination of African-American homosexuality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 4, 2004
Caught between two worlds and two seemingly warring identities, the lead character in Rodney Evans's heartfelt film Brother to Brother wears the weary and worried look of a man divided.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 5, 2005
...uneven yet absorbing. Ambitious and thought-provoking in his (Evans) willingness to explore the complex depths of alienation and artistry
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 27, 2004
May just be the most sophisticated and compelling movie about the lives of black gay men ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
November 3, 2004
Honestly, sensitively and movingly covers the life struggles of black, gay artists in the present and past.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 31, 2005
Brother to Brother is a specialized film that will help bring to light the self-affirming ideas of pride in one's self and one's artistic pursuits.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 23, 2004
Has the quiet urgency of a story that must be told.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2004
The filmmaker finds a way to pay homage to a lesser-known, valiant figure, sympathetically portrayed through Robinson's witty performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 4, 2004
The filmmaker's frankness and sincerity win out over his schematic tying-up of past and present and the stagy historical- recreation feel of the period sections.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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