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My Brother The Devil Reviews

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
June 28, 2013
It's an impressive debut by a director blessed with a strong voice and a knack for bringing a specific cultural milieu to vibrant life, defying convention even while working within its strict limits.
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
June 27, 2013
My Brother the Devil brings a fresh and mature perspective to a story of shifting relationships between siblings, clearly marking the Egyptian-Welsh writer-director as someone on a path to greater things.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
May 10, 2013
A story of brothers that's both tough and tender.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
April 5, 2013
"My Brother the Devil" is a promising debut that marks El Hosaini as a filmmaker to watch, but one still very much in the developmental stages.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
March 22, 2013
For at least part of its length, "My Brother the Devil" brings refreshing changes to a genre badly in need of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 21, 2013
Nuances of faith, politics and sexual identity enrich what initially presents as a classic good son-bad son tale, and although the film's melting-pot patois is occasionally too dense to decipher, we get the gist.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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March 21, 2013
El Hosaini fights the conventions of the brotherly gangster melodrama, but the conventions win.
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
March 21, 2013
It's refreshing to see a new generation reinterpret the classics. James Cagney would be proud.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 20, 2013
It's far superior to what usually comes out of the British slums in the genre of gangland thrillers.
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David Fear
Time Out
March 19, 2013
Even those who aren't well-versed in the-'hood-always-wins dramas can see what's coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
March 19, 2013
A tender, bracing fraternal drama of London's gang life, the immigrant experience, and questions no smaller than what "manhood" might mean to young men whose traditional cultures are colliding with the worst-and the best-of the secular west.
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
February 10, 2012
Sally El Hosaini brings sensitivity, distinctive identity and an invigorating adrenaline charge to a story of criminally inclined youth in suburban East London in her dynamic first feature.
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John Anderson
January 26, 2012
An energetic and imaginative tale of siblings at a criminal crossroads.