Brotherhood Reviews

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January 24, 2012
May 20, 2011
...a passable thriller [that is] disappointingly uninvolving for the duration of its refreshingly brief running time.
March 11, 2011
The gathering implausibility is dispelled by a nice ending twist.
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.
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.
March 3, 2011
Ingeniously constructed and propulsively paced.
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.
March 3, 2011
Leanly scripted, directed for maximum tension, fast-moving and filled with a surprising amount of droll humor.
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.
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
February 23, 2011
The obvious motif of victory and power becomes the steroids to Brotherhood's raging physicality.
February 20, 2011
Brotherhood moves fast, but it can't outrun its superficiality.
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.
February 17, 2011
The film's self-conscious brand of imitation Tarantino was already stale over a decade ago. It's no better now.
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.
February 17, 2011
Viewers get paddled into submission in this strident frat-house thriller.
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.
January 18, 2011
It exposes the snobbery, racism and macho idiocy encouraged by fraternities.
January 18, 2011
You are more likely to be scoffing than biting your nails at this theatrical little effort.
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