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Almost Brothers

2004 1h 42m Drama List
Reviews 78% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
An optimistic politician makes a proposition to his old friend (Werner Schünemann), an incarcerated drug lord. Read More Read Less

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Stephen Holden New York Times Strong stuff. Rated: 4/5 Jun 30, 2005 Full Review David Lamble Bay Area Reporter Director Murat reveals how her country's epidemic of violent, drug-selling street gangs got their start in those fetid jail cells. A hard look at a vibrant if scary culture... May 12, 2020 Full Review Donald J. Levit ReelTalk Movie Reviews 'Almost Brothers' tells a good story and tells it well. Jun 27, 2005 Full Review Pablo Villaça Cinema em Cena Adotando uma estrutura narrativa deficiente, o longa conta com performances irregulares e prejudicado por um roteiro desconexo que compromete o projeto. Rated: 2/5 Apr 20, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

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Audience Member Excepcional! Um grande trabalho do cinema brasileiro...! Contexto histórico excelente, diálogos maduros e interpretações grandiosas! Merece ser visto mais de uma vez! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Maybe I set my expectations way too high, thinking that this would be similar to the superb City of God. It is not. What could have been a good social commentary instead becomes a political statement. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member the girl was so stupid it kind of ruined the film as a whole. it was simply irritating to watch her. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Magnifique film. Une suprise pas si surprenante vu que, si le film est passé en silence en Europe, il semble avoir fait un tabac dans les 2 Amériques. On pense à Fernando Meirelles et sa "Cidade de Deus" bien sûr mais on pense aussi à Brassens et son "mourir pour des idées, l'idée est excelente, moi j'ai faili mourir, de ne l'avoir pas eu". Sans maniquéïsme, bien rythmé, accrochant, compliqué et ordonné à la fois, très bien joué, merveilleusement pensé et realisé... À (re)voir. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Proposta bastante interessante, com filme à altura. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent, thought provoking movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An optimistic politician makes a proposition to his old friend (Werner Schünemann), an incarcerated drug lord.
Director
Lúcia Murat
Producer
Lúcia Murat
Screenwriter
Paulo Lins, Lúcia Murat
Production Co
TS Productions, Taiga Filmes
Genre
Drama
Original Language
Brazilian Portuguese
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 9, 2016
Runtime
1h 42m
Sound Mix
Dolby SR
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