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Four Brothers Reviews

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August 11, 2005
Just another step on [Singleton's] march to Hollywood anonymity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 12, 2005
Squandering the sex appeal and easy fraternity among its four leads, Four Brothers pitches violently between moments that are at once warm and raw.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 12, 2005
As long as the action snaps and the violence feels (somewhat) righteous, there'll always be a place for movies such as Four Brothers -- on rainy Saturdays, on TNT.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 12, 2005
Four Brothers begins with four-star potential, but director John Singleton's latest bullet ballet quickly degrades from taut family drama to sloppy action overdose.
| Original Score: 2/4
August 21, 2005
An over-violent and under-sincere story that strays from justice past revenge and into mindless vigilantism.
Read More | Original Score: C
August 10, 2005
Gritty but totally unfocused: it could have been great, it if weren't straddling four genres.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 29, 2005
Formula filmmaking through and through, but it's brought home with just enough grit, gusto, and emotion to keep you suitably entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 12, 2005
Loud, stupid, unrealistic, overdone, without a thought in its ugly little head and kind of enjoyable.
August 12, 2005
A Western-style B-movie revenge tale from John Singleton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 31, 2007
Adds a uniquely repugnant concept to the notion of dysfunctional, in what seems like a warped underlying fraternal creed of, a family that preys together stays together.
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August 12, 2005
Moment to moment, the mood flips from crime drama to weird high jinks; the boys spend so much time wearing their mother's clothing and playfully accusing each other of being gay that it's not clear they really care about solving the mystery.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
August 13, 2005
...rooted in its usual cliched and conventional mode...a transparent revenge-seeking rouser with all the psychological complexity and bluntness of a rusty sledgehammer
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 10, 2005
The only performance that kind of works is the one from Chiwetel Ejiofor as the central bad guy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 12, 2005
Wait for it on television and you won't hate yourself quite as much in the morning.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 12, 2005
Singleton fills the screen with moody darkness (but) Four Brothers falls apart completely in the last act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 12, 2005
An unsatisfying attempt to bring the B Western motif to the contemporary urban setting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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 20, 2005
Singleton seems to struggle to keep it under control, finally giving up in the end and letting a dopey Hollywood finale overrun the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 10, 2005
Why is Four Brothers so cheesy? Why does it look like junk? Why are the lines so oafish, the scenes so sloppily pasted together, and the characters so false?
Full Review | Original Score: D
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