Brothers Reviews

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June 14, 2018
Emotionally commanding.
February 28, 2018
Taut and unexpected, Brothers is gripping from start to finish.
June 24, 2005
Bier, honored as an Emerging Master at the Seattle International Film Festival this year, is clearly a director to watch. In her hands, a story that could become melodramatic is gripping and heartbreaking.
June 10, 2005
At its core, Susanne Bier's wrenching portrayal of the shifting dynamics within a Danish family is really about survival, about how we cope in the face of shattering grief and what we'll do -- anything, really -- to save ourselves.
June 9, 2005
A profoundly affecting movie, one in which our sympathies lie with everyone.
June 3, 2005
Feels like an amalgam of newsreel and stage drama, but with the most potent aspects of both art forms.
June 3, 2005
Keeps itself floating above the suds thanks to Bier's crisp and lively visual design, the general loveliness of her cast ... and her attention to small moments of arresting domestic authenticity.
June 3, 2005
A powerful, brutal, funny, tragic, vibrant, very human movie.
June 3, 2005
A beautifully considered marvel of screenwriting.
June 1, 2005
Though Brothers is at times unexpectedly harrowing, it is neither a preachy anti-war diatribe nor a triangulated domestic drama, but it does show how even little wars can disrupt the most harmonious families.
May 27, 2005
This is powerful, intelligent filmmaking filled with emotional resonance.
May 27, 2005
The intentions are admirable, but the movie is only so-so.
May 27, 2005
Psychologically complex and never less than riveting.
May 26, 2005
A film potent enough to shock, but beguiling enough to intrigue.
May 20, 2005
Imaginative and immensely engrossing.
May 20, 2005
This is the kind of movie that doesn't solve everything at the end -- that observes some situations are capable not of solution but only of accommodation.
May 19, 2005
A talented director of ensembles and intimate scenes, Bier again proves herself a powerful, if occasionally overwrought, dramatist.
May 12, 2005
Has an exact sense of emotional truth and a respect for the intricacy of character.
May 12, 2005
Awkwardly hitched to current events.
May 11, 2005
Accomplishes the rare feat of believably incorporating violence in another part of the world into an intimate study of shifting domestic relationships.
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