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      My Brother the Devil

      Released Mar 22, 2013 1 hr. 51 min. Drama Crime List
      90% 52 Reviews Tomatometer 70% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score Two teenage brothers have to face their prejudices head on to survive being young Arabs on the streets of London. Read More Read Less
      My Brother the Devil

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      Critics Consensus

      A tough, tender tale of familial angst with careful attention to detail, My Brother the Devil is a strong debut from director Sally El Hosaini.

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      laurie s Riveting and brilliantly acted, directed and a good storyline. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A good watch this, unlike dross like 'Ill Manors' it feels like a decent depiction of modern inner city life. A nice touch having Sagid Taghmaoui in it, playing a character called Said, presumably as a nod to the imperious 'La Haine'. The plot loses direction a little in the final third, but overall you're left feeling this is a fresh new directing voice and overall it's a solid debut effort. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Fantastic watch James floyd and the magical Fady ElSayed were captivating.The cinematography was just outstanding. Best film I have seen in the last few years. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member A potent film with important insights about humanity. So, so much more than just a gangster film. Sally El Hosaini came to my college and had a Q & A in one of my classes. She was an inspiration, so down to earth and extremely passionate. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member British History X. Seriously, it has the exact same plot but with accents so strong that you need subtitles to understand what the characters say. It loses points for originality, but its a very well acted and directed film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Muy buena historia, intensa, familiar, emocional. Cambios inesperados y al final los lazos de hermandad son los que perduran. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Rick Groen Globe and Mail 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. Jun 28, 2013 Full Review Linda Barnard Toronto Star 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. Rated: 3/4 Jun 27, 2013 Full Review Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post A story of brothers that's both tough and tender. Rated: 2.5/4 May 10, 2013 Full Review Jason Best Movie Talk The prospect of yet another Hackney-hoodie crime drama hardly quickens the blood, yet writer-director Sally El Hosaini's contribution to the genre is more thoughtful and original than most. Rated: 4/5 Dec 16, 2020 Full Review David Harris Spectrum Culture Merely good. Rated: 3/5 Nov 19, 2019 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com My Brother the Devil is a richly observed film depicting the overly tried and true travails of life on the streets. Best of all, it manages to set itself apart from similarly themed efforts. Aug 9, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Two teenage brothers have to face their prejudices head on to survive being young Arabs on the streets of London.
      Director
      Sally El Hosaini
      Executive Producer
      Sally El Hosaini, Mohamed Hefzy
      Screenwriter
      Sally El Hosaini, Aymen Hamdouchi
      Distributor
      Paladin
      Production Co
      Rooks Nest Entertainment, Film-Clinic
      Genre
      Drama, Crime
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 22, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $10.3K