Brothers by Blood

critic Reviews

, 25% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Measured to the point of monotony, Brothers by Blood explores the generational impact of grief and violence in disappointingly tedious fashion.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    A wasted effort, and I hate to do this to a film...a lot of time and talent went into this, but it just doesn't work.
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    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com
    A waiting game in which both the audience and the movie lose.
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    Peter DebrugeVariety
    Casual viewers, unwilling to sit through 90 minutes that feel like three hours, won't find much interest in such a somber, slow-burn approach...
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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    It feels rather plodding... failing to turn the boxer's conflicting loyalties into the stuff of crime-flick high drama.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Director Jérémie Guez paints his Philadelphia-set gangster tale with authentic-enough colors, but he fails to find a convincing reason to tell this story, of these Philadelphia gangsters, at this time.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    It's hard to say that any other edit would be better, because Brothers by Blood is one single, grey mass to the bone, an unfortunate use of a sterling cast and a book that deserves a more textured retelling.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    Less a nuanced examination of small-time underworld behavior in the city of Brotherly Love and more a collection of lame tough-guy behaviors and dialogue...
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    Alex SavelievFilm Threat
    Brothers by Blood is about the traits we inherit from our parents, our loyalties and debts, and the difference between the two. Beneath it all, a sad lyricism permeates the proceedings.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    Brothers by Blood is essentially a cheap wannabe Martin Scorsese gangster film ... Like a lot of derivative mobster flicks, Brothers by Blood limits the female characters in very sexist and shallow ways.
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    Rich ClineShadows on the Wall
    Gritty but engagingly introspective, this dark drama centres on a group of growly men whose lives are entwined with organised crime.
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