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Brotherhood Reviews

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Katie McCabe
Little White Lies
January 14, 2011
Most are curious about the seedy undertones of fraternity life and the reality behind the hazing clichés. Brotherhood opens up the story, it just doesn't waste time telling it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Read More | 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-
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
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
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
January 12, 2011
Despite a running time of less than 70 minutes (minus the credits), still outstays its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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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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
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 13, 2011
College-fraternity stunts go past the point of no return, which is also the point where we cease to be convinced or care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
February 17, 2011
Viewers get paddled into submission in this strident frat-house thriller.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
March 7, 2011
Lean and satisfying.
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
January 24, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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
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.
Matthew Turner
January 13, 2011
Watchable events-spiralling-out-of-control thriller enlivened by strong performances, an above-average script and pacey direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Philip French
January 18, 2011
It exposes the snobbery, racism and macho idiocy encouraged by fraternities.
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