3.5

Brothers

Drama War


 

A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.

"Brothers" is as compelling as it is emotional, a powerful combination. As the title suggests, the focus is our most important relationships, the ones with family. The story navigates some difficult political and ethical terrain and is all the better for doing so without judgement. The audience is treated as intelligent, and almost everything is pared back except the strong performance from the entire cast. The overall tone and simple background setting are downplayed for realism, and the lingering memories are heart wrenching. He ain't heavy...

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 18th March 2010
105 mins