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      Brother

      Released Aug 4, 2023 1h 59m Drama TRAILER for Brother: Trailer 1 List Brother: Trailer 1 Brother: Trailer 1 1:59 View more videos
      87% Tomatometer 45 Reviews 82% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Adapted from David Chariandy's award-winning novel of the same name, Brother is propelled by the pulsing beats of Toronto's early hip hop scene following the story of Francis (Lamar Johnson) and Michael (Aaron Pierre), sons of Caribbean immigrants maturing into young men. A mystery unfolds during the sweltering summer of 1991, and escalating tensions set off a series of events that change the course of these brothers' lives forever. Brother crafts a timely story about the profound bond between siblings, the resilience of community and the irrepressible power of music. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Deeply felt and emotionally resonant, Brother overcomes its imposing length and a certain narrative familiarity with riveting performances and stunning cinematography.

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      Isabelle Gray Little White Lies Not entirely original, but does what it does very well indeed. Rated: 3/5 Sep 26, 2023 Full Review Mark Kermode Observer (UK) Virgo does a great job of confounding our expectations of macho masculinity, finding tenderness, protectiveness and even neediness beneath the street-tough exterior. Rated: 4/5 Sep 17, 2023 Full Review Kevin Maher Times (UK) There are fine performances on display and Johnson especially is perfectly nervy as Michael. But the storytelling here could have easily squeezed into a short film or, even better, a slickly shot music video. Rated: 2/5 Sep 16, 2023 Full Review Carmen Paddock The Skinny Elegant and elegiac, Brother is a poignant portrait of the messiness of love and loss – be that within a family or an entire community. Even if its ending feels inevitable, the path taken is remarkable. Rated: 4/5 Oct 6, 2023 Full Review Kevin Harley Radio Times Johnson and Pierre suggest decades of fraternal feeling with their soulful performances, while Blake is revelatory as their tough but tender mum. Rated: 4/5 Sep 29, 2023 Full Review Maria Lattila WhyNow (UK) While some of its narrative threads feel overly familiar, the end result resembles a knitted blanket: warm, comfortable and thoroughly connected. Rated: 4/5 Sep 28, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      OfficalReal v A lot of people might think its too slow, I think the pace of the movie is one of its many sharms. There might be some small flaws but are easily overlooked by a great plot, acting and storytelling without over doing it like many movies do! Bravo. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/14/24 Full Review dave d Adapted from a novel of the same name. 'Brother' has tender moments that are worth the wait despite the narrative being mostly stuck in the mud. Your milage may vary how much you want to travel back and forth in time, however the mixed bag was definitely more filled than empty thanks to some riveting performances. While it is set in Toronto, it has a feel of being anywhere in the USA. While the two brothers are different, it is the mother and a girl that seems to connect the duo in different ways. Final Score: 6.7/10 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/11/24 Full Review Sal D Poignant drama with excellent performances. The director’s use of fragments makes us for the screenplay’s shortcomings. Had the film been trimmed to a tight 85-90 minutes or invested more time in the connection between the brothers and/or brother Michael’s three dimensional grief (at points, his character is a bit stick figure like), this movie had potential to be a 4 or 4+ star film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/27/24 Full Review Claudio M This movie is so powerful that it's hard to describe it in my own words. Just watch it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/04/24 Full Review Gareth D Slow, powerful, hard to watch. Definitely more of a critics film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/07/23 Full Review Peter K Exquisitely well-acted story of an immigrant family's struggles to survive in the projects of Toronto. Excellent story-telling raises questions about love, masculinity and family loyalty. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Adapted from David Chariandy's award-winning novel of the same name, Brother is propelled by the pulsing beats of Toronto's early hip hop scene following the story of Francis (Lamar Johnson) and Michael (Aaron Pierre), sons of Caribbean immigrants maturing into young men. A mystery unfolds during the sweltering summer of 1991, and escalating tensions set off a series of events that change the course of these brothers' lives forever. Brother crafts a timely story about the profound bond between siblings, the resilience of community and the irrepressible power of music.
      Director
      Clement Virgo
      Producer
      Clement Virgo, Damon D'Oliveira, Aeschylus Poulos, Sonya Di Rienzo
      Screenwriter
      Clement Virgo
      Distributor
      Vertical
      Production Co
      Hawkeye Pictures, Conquering Lion Pictures
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 4, 2023, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 4, 2023
      Runtime
      1h 59m
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