Four Brothers

2005, Action/Drama, 1h 48m

134 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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Despite striking a believable rapport among its principal actors, Four Brothers overwhelms with ultra-violent, vigilante-glorifying action and devolves into too many fractured, insubstantial thematic directions. Read critic reviews

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When an inner-city Detroit foster mother (Fionnula Flanagan) is murdered in a botched holdup, four of her now-grown adopted children suspect it was no random killing. Rising musician Jack (Garrett Hedlund), former-Marine Angel (Tyrese Gibson), hotheaded hockey player Bobby (Mark Wahlberg) and settled-down husband and father Jeremiah (André Benjamin) go on the hunt for neighborhood criminal kingpin Victor Sweet (Chiwetel Ejiofor) while being trailed themselves by the local beat cops.

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  • Jun 20, 2016
    Four adopted brothers come home to solve and avenge the killing of their mother. Andre Benjamin really surprised me in this one. I believe it was one of his first films as a true actor and he did great. This movie was very well written. The banter between the four actors playing the brothers seemed almost totally genuine like they actually had all grown up together. Very enjoyable. Definitely check this one out.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
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  • Feb 14, 2013
    Bobby: Forget that, Green. I used to make a good living around here because cops like you couldn't find tits in a strip joint. "They came home to bury mom... and her killer." I have really mixed feelings about Four Brothers and my rating is a bit inflated based off of any normal things you evaluate a movie on. The acting was either extremely dull or over the top, despite the fact that I like most if not every one of the actors. Also the writing is a bit dumbed down to say the least and the characters, besides Bobby, aren't all that interesting. This is probably due to the dialogue they were given compared to Bobby's because Mark Wahlberg(although funny) didn't do anything all that great with his performance. The movie was entertaining and I did really like Wahlberg's character. It was interesting throughout, but also a lot of the interest and entertainment came from how poorly the film was put together. So yeah I have mixed feelings. Four brothers come back and plan to seek revenge for their mothers murder. Their mother was regarded as a saint, as she was a foster mother that gave kids direction. She adopted the "four brothers" because they were the ones she couldn't really turn around and she knew no one else would take them. Once again I have mixed feelings about the premise of the film. The revenge movie has kind of been done to death and I like the way this one kind of comes at a different angle, but for some reason the main premise, and the whole movie for that matter kind of feels thrown together. Four Brothers is worth a look, but it isn't a movie that you necessarily need to see. I had some problems with it, but it was some fun, stupid entertainment and every once in a while, movies in that fake sub-genre can be pleasing. This just happens to be one of those for me.
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  • Aug 23, 2012
    Four Brothers is a violent, great movie, with all-entertaining action, great performances from its four leads, and a interesting story. The movie has some dark humor that I really loved and I laughed a lot at the humor, it really has that "vengeance" theme in the movie and its tragic moments are really tragic. Is it one of those violent-macho movie's ? yes, but is it above the macho-movie genre ? absolutely, so its a fun time if you like these revenge movies.
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