Brotherhood

2011

Brotherhood

Critics Consensus

Brotherhood's fast-paced look at a fraternity pledge gone nightmarishly wrong has a kinetic pull that isn't always strong enough to overcome a hollow narrative.

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54%

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College freshman Adam Buckley sits blindfolded in the back of a van outside of a convenience store as the final step of his initiation into the Sigma Zeta Chi fraternity. Minutes later he finds himself dealing with the fact that a fellow-pledge just got shot while doing it. Frank, the senior fraternity brother in charge of the night's events, is able to get the injured pledge out of the store alive, but the fraternity's troubles are just beginning. Thinking they can get out of the situation without taking the pledge to a hospital, Frank decides the group will handle things themselves. But when every move is met with disaster, Adam must find it within himself to go against Frank and his new brothers in order to save his friend's life. -- (C) Phase 4

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Critic Reviews for Brotherhood

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (12)

Audience Reviews for Brotherhood

  • Dec 26, 2011
    Exciting and full of plenty of twists and turns, Brotherhood is a solid hazing-gone-wrong story.
    Sam E Super Reviewer
  • Sep 26, 2011
    I thought it was pretty good. It was so damn fast though. The pacing was lightning quick. I barely knew any of the characters and already people were getting beat up and shot. None of the characters were developed at all. The action was nice, and it had its suspenseful moments. I would've liked the pacing to slow down though. The things that happened were so outrageously unbelievable, I needed some time to catch up. Fifty things were going on at the same time, it was hard to keep up. Other than the craziness, it was a pretty decent film. It was really short though; I wasn't expecting that.
    Japes . Super Reviewer
  • Sep 10, 2011
    A very well done film that kind of went too far, I think. The problem with this movie is that most of the characters are incredibly stupid, and annoying to the point that I was actually getting tired of the whole thing after the first hour. A chain reaction of one terribly bad decision after another was the whole premise of this film. I wish that they would have cut out a couple of those bad decisions a little earlier than they did. Know when to call it quit guys. Geez!
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 07, 2011
    Yes its an implausible story, but its so fast paced you don't have time to dwell on it, and instead focus more on the intense bursts of action and well-timed twists. A fun thriller.
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer

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