Four Brothers (Blu-ray)
They came home to bury mom... and her killer
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 28, 2020
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Garrett Hedlund & André Benjamin|
|Performer:||Terrence Howard, Josh Charles, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Paul Stewart & Sofía Vergara|
|Directed by||John Singleton|
|Edited by||Bruce Cannon & Billy Fox|
|Screenwriting by||David Elliot & Paul Lovett|
|Composition by||David Arnold|
|Produced by||Lorenzo di Bonaventura|
|Director of Photography:||Peter Menzies, Jr.|
|Executive Production by||Richard Kidney|
Unremarkably schizophrenic -- half gritty sojourn into the inner-city furnace, half Hollywood brain death.
[S}olidly entertaining....BROTHERS works only on a larger-than-life level. But on that level, the zest is back.
Rating: 2.5/5 -- Feels like a nervous student's heavily footnoted thesis film. Full Review
Rating: 2/5 -- As long as the action snaps and the violence feels (somewhat) righteous, there'll always be a place for movies such as Four Brothers -- on rainy Saturdays, on TNT.
Rating: 2/5 -- Swiftly dissolves into a litany of brutally sadistic acts knotted together by a feeble whodunnit plot. Full Review
Adds a uniquely repugnant concept to the notion of dysfunctional, in what seems like a warped underlying fraternal creed of, a family that preys together stays together.
Long Island Press
Rating: 2/5 -- Singleton. bereft of serious ideas if not visceral talent. now appears to have nothing more to offer than plenty of bang for your buck. Full Review
When their beloved foster mother is killed in a holdup, four tough brothers reunite in their old Detroit neighborhood with revenge on their minds. Mark Wahlberg plays the brawl-hungry leader, Bobby. His brother, Angel (Tyrese Gibson), is a rowdy sailor with a high-strung Latina girlfriend (Sofi Vergara). Garrett Hedlun plays the young rock & roller of the clan. And Outkast's Andre 3000 is the family man whose tenuous mob connection may link him to the killers. Director John Singleton ably blends his action skills (SHAFT, 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS) and his gift for capturing the warm heart at the center of violent urban masculinity (BABY BOY, BOYZ N THE HOOD) to create a cooked-to-perfection gangsta stew. A soundtrack jammed with 1970s Motown classics roots everything firmly in the gritty tradition of the best of that decade's blaxploitation and urban revenge thrillers. Action highlights include a skidding car chase through snowy streets, some rough street hockey, and a bullet-intensive neighborhood shoot-out. With its talented, likeable cast, clever plotting, and sharp dialogue, this is a real crowd-pleaser that nonetheless doesn't shy away from depictions of street violence. There's not an ounce of fat on it--no extraneous romance, and no going "straight" at the end. Terrence Howard (HUSTLE & FLOW) is the well-meaning but ineffectual detective who tries to put a lid on the boys' rebelliousness. The spirits of Dirty Harry and Charles Bronson should be proud, and action fans will be well pleased.
- Theatrical Release: August 12, 2005
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