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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

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Lights! Camera! Action!

Brothers

Jim Sheridan expertly directs this story of siblings on different paths. Tobey Maguire excels as the heroic soldier, and Jake Gyllenhaal delivers as the jackleg felon. The tale explores the horrors of war and the changes people can make in their lives. Supporters Natalie Portman and Sam Shepard are solid, while ten-year-old Bailee Madison truly impresses.

***⅛ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2009 • 1 HOUR, 45 MINUTES
LIONSGATE • RELATIVITY MEDIA, LLC • SIGHVATSSON FILMS • MICHAEL DE LUCA PRODUCTIONS, INC.

STARRING
• TOBEY MAGUIREJAKE GYLLENHAALNATALIE PORTMAN

ALSO STARRING
• SAM SHEPARDCLIFTON COLLINS JR.MARE WINNINGHAMBAILEE MADISON

WRITTEN BY
• DAVID BENIOFF (SCREENPLAY)
• ANDERS THOMAS JENSEN (BASED ON THE SCREENPLAY BY)
• SUSANNE BIER AND ANDERS THOMAS JENSEN (BASED ON THE STORY BY)

DIRECTED BY
• JIM SHERIDAN

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