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Mio Fratello Figlio Unico (My Brother Is an Only Child) Reviews

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November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2011
Actors Germano and Scamarcio turn in magnificent, multilayered acting jobs.
October 18, 2008
The film, which argues that blood brotherhood is stronger than political brotherhoods, vibrates with their youthful energy and ardor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 18, 2008
Daniele Luchetti's fluent, heartfelt Italian picture is the story of two brothers born after the war, who come of age in the 1960s and drift apart in the paranoid, violent, sour political atmosphere of Italy in the 70s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 7, 2008
A merry swirl of vital, passionate performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2008
It's an engrossing political love story, with a strong sense of the shadings within the daily lives of these characters.
June 13, 2008
This is such a lovely film from writer/director Daniele Luchetti, nostalgic perhaps, but with that indefinable Italian whimsy that takes serious political themes and undermines them beautifully.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 12, 2008
The performances are astonishing, perhaps enabled by the flawless script.
June 12, 2008
Despite the awards pedigree, the drama is a bit of a slog at times, with Accio taking seemingly ages to come of age, but nobody said growing up was easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2008
"Only Child" is both funny and heartbreaking, and incredibly adept at shifting between lighter and darker tones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 8, 2008
Although familiarity with Italian politics helps in appreciating this film, anyone can enjoy this energetic tale of a house divided.
June 6, 2008
The best thing about the movie are the performances, all of which are outstanding; in particular, Angela Finocchiaro, who plays the long-suffering mother, is superb.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 6, 2008
Sometimes, under a torrent of social pressures, water runs faster, if not thicker, than blood, and even the strongest bonds drown in the flood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 16, 2008
My Brother Is an Only Child is a buoyant, handsomely crafted film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 16, 2008
A coming-of-age story about a young man who - like the era he was born into - has no idea how to come of age, except by violent fits and starts, in all directions, to varying ends, and ready to change course whenever the mood strikes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 15, 2008
You don't need a degree in political science to love this film...The film entertainingly demonstrates that the bonds of blood are stronger than those of ideology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 13, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 9, 2008
That it clicks is largely due to the daredevil chemistry of the actors playing the brothers, who can be a handful whenever they're together.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 8, 2008
In this lively drama of rebellion and revolution, emotion is even more inflammatory than politics.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 2, 2008
Though it's well-cast and convincingly captures the look and feel of its era, the film loses steam as Accio's story meanders to a predictable conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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