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Brotherhood Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 20, 2011
...a passable thriller [that is] disappointingly uninvolving for the duration of its refreshingly brief running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
March 11, 2011
The gathering implausibility is dispelled by a nice ending twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
March 7, 2011
Brotherhood has its faults -- the plot unravels a fair bit -- but the Tarantino homage is reasonable and the nightmarish atmosphere well maintained, with bizarre black-comic jolts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Martin
March 7, 2011
Like its characters, Brotherhood is not a perfect film, but it's a highly effective, jolting and dark ride that plays especially well with an audience.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
March 7, 2011
Lean and satisfying.
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Joe Leydon
March 3, 2011
Ingeniously constructed and propulsively paced.
Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online
March 3, 2011
Here's a tough, twisty, relentlessly paced little indie in which a college frat hazing looks pretty much like a gang initiation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
March 3, 2011
Leanly scripted, directed for maximum tension, fast-moving and filled with a surprising amount of droll humor.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
February 24, 2011
"Brotherhood" isn't badly acted or without some skillfully tense moments, but it doesn't have much in the way of entertainment value either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michelle Orange
February 24, 2011
As aggressively unpleasant as the movie often is to watch, the quality of Brotherhood's badness throws the viewer clear, marking it as spectacle -- one notch below ordeal
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
February 23, 2011
The obvious motif of victory and power becomes the steroids to Brotherhood's raging physicality.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
February 20, 2011
Brotherhood moves fast, but it can't outrun its superficiality.
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 17, 2011
Just a variant on the old chestnut about a fraternity initiation gone terribly wrong...but told so tautly that you're swept up in it nevertheless.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Geoff Berkshire
February 17, 2011
The film's self-conscious brand of imitation Tarantino was already stale over a decade ago. It's no better now.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
February 17, 2011
Doesn't make much of an impression past a few visceral flashes of conflict, with the majority of the film a frustrating sit that seems to drag on far longer than its 70-minute-long running time.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
February 17, 2011
Viewers get paddled into submission in this strident frat-house thriller.
Edward Douglas
February 16, 2011
We can't say enough great things about this terrific debut and how well it plays even on repeat viewings when you know where things are going.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Philip French
January 18, 2011
It exposes the snobbery, racism and macho idiocy encouraged by fraternities.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
January 18, 2011
You are more likely to be scoffing than biting your nails at this theatrical little effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
January 14, 2011
The number of coincidences... required to motivate all the story's twists and turns is a little too great to be plausible - but Canon never pauses for breath or allows even a moment for reflection, editing his scenes with a rapid-fire staccato
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