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Four Brothers Reviews

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August 20, 2005
This is one of the most painfully pant-by-numbers screenplays I've seen in ages. Every cliche in the book gets thrown at the screen; no twist constructed in obvious familiarity goes unturned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 20, 2005
Along the way, the brothers and their increasingly pathetic adversaries indulge in all manner of licensed or officially overlooked violence, because making things right for your mama is all that matters.
August 19, 2005
An entertaining, escapist, not particularly ambitious ride.
August 19, 2005
Singleton appears to be having fun. But this is one film that would have earned more emotional resonance with a more serious, or at least focused, approach.
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August 18, 2005
A stylish revenge flick with A-picture performances and direction that obscure its B-picture soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2005
John Singelton proves the Western mythos can work just as effectively in an urban setting - that those hoary old cliches can find new life in the hands of a capable filmmaker.
| Original Score: 3/4
August 16, 2005
Don't expect to see John Wayne's swagger in the urbanized rendition of "The Sons of Katie Elder."
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
August 16, 2005
Unremarkably schizophrenic -- half gritty sojourn into the inner-city furnace, half Hollywood brain death.
August 16, 2005
The camaraderie of a vintage Wester, "The Sons of Katie Elder," has been ubanized and updated into a violent, amoral revenge saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
August 16, 2005
Singleton's style over substance approach is the right way to tell Four Brothers' vengeful story
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 16, 2005
(Singleton) paces his drama like an hourlong television installment ... with curse words and gratuitous gore.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
August 16, 2005
As Hollywood-ized as the details are, the overall picture feels independent and honest.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 15, 2005
Revenge is sweet, and so is this movie
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 7/10
August 15, 2005
Four Brothers is a violent, macho story with a perfect feel for the dynamics between four tough guys who will do anything for each other.
August 15, 2005
I'm reminded of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, only Splinter is a kindly old lady who has been killed instead of kidnapped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2005
A well-executed balance of Hollywood action and human tenderness.
August 14, 2005
This is not a simple revenge film. It is also a reminder that America in the new millenium is far more cruel than the America of the 20th century.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 14, 2005
Although there is some undeniable entertainment value here, the plot of Four Brothers ultimately proves to be pretty standard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 13, 2005
A dynamic blast of disorderly entertainment.
Full Review| Original Score: B
August 13, 2005
The plot is as rickety as the home all but destroyed in a hail of machine-gun bullets
Full Review | Original Score: C
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