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  1. mahdis's rating of the film Brother

  2. Renton47's rating of the film Brother

    At times it feels like an extended music video for a terrible band named Nautilus, but always with an eye for unnerving composition and use of shadow. I was shocked to learn of its cheapness, the grit and grime so immersive I foolishly believed it had been paid for. It elevates its 'birth of gangster' type by the sheer historical baggage it carries, an alienation to violence. Bad subs left me a little behind.

  3. Marco Tassinari's rating of the film Brother

  4. Žymantė Tra's rating of the film Brother

  5. Aivaras_Z's rating of the film Brother

    Despite all the discussion about the ideological undertones, this remains one of the classics from Russia. The strongest part is not even the characters, story, or the aesthetic - it is the overwhelming dirt and rotten morality of the early 90s Russia that takes the cake.

  6. Stephane Tanaka's rating of the film Brother

  7. ninchok's rating of the film Brother

    The Russian Pulp Fiction

  8. Sophia Park's rating of the film Brother

    This film would have been a lot harder to understand if I did not have a friend from Russia to help with the translation and context.

  9. T Mills's rating of the film Brother

    The whole movie succeeds on this enigmatic character. His sense of justice and fairness in the chaotic St. Petersburg is fascinating. The only weakness I felt for the film, and it's a big one, was the older brother's motivation for his actions. Otherwise, this is a great pulpy thriller. Curious about the second film and more works by Balabanov.

  10. Daniel Spiegel's rating of the film Brother

    Existential angst Russian style. With accompanying Eighties soundtrack. Compared to many similar Russian films, this possesses some good directing and forethought, but compared to other contemporary works, it falls short. It is fun if you know what to expect.

  11. Janet Martell's rating of the film Brother

    Fabulous film! I understand there's a Brat Dva? Can we get it on Mubi?

  12. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Brother

    MUBI, there you go again with your descriptions. I wouldn't call this 'sharply intelligent' by any means. In fact, it's the opposite. It's gritty and realistic, and filled with a lot of pointless violence.

  13. Ben Loory's rating of the film Brother

    And the moral of the story is Don't live in Russia in the 90s.

  14. Basque's rating of the film Brother

    I have a huge crush on Sergei

  15. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Brother

    Darkly-sour humor, best of it's kind!

  16. DVC's rating of the film Brother

    Buena película, que mete al espectador de lleno en la Rusia de los años 90, aunque la verdad es que la trama resulta un poco confusa. Extraordinaria interpretación de Serguéi Bodrov, dando vida a Danila, un personaje absolutamente primario. Buen plano final, que recuerda al de "Of Freaks and Men"

  17. alvaro03's rating of the film Brother

  18. Mark Pearson's rating of the film Brother

    a gripping tale, manipulating our emotions so that we will sympathise with a cool killer in a stand against a cruel society

  19. Eric Adkins's rating of the film Brother

    Subtlety at its finest... Brother (Brat), little or big, the relationship is pure Russian, Mother included. I wish more American movies could layer like this. The film is subversive indeed... Only how to survive this base society, where what it takes to aspire to be good is a little aspirin, thought and to just keep moving... And not let your good intended guard down. Just try to remake this in America. Good Luck.

  20. Andy's rating of the film Brother

    Aleksei Balabanov's take on life in the slums of post Cold War Russia is at times bleak but always riveting. Sergey Bodrov Jr.'s performance echoes a young James Dean in his prime. The film gives us a look inside the grim Russian underworld but looks at it with a humane eye. Both director and the star have passed away since then, and it's a shame I've just found their work. Definitely watching more. Great film!

  21. captainkiwi's rating of the film Brother

    a great film thoroughly enjoyed it well passed with good russian grit

  22. Alejandro Amores's rating of the film Brother

    Danila is Russia and Russia is Danila. A delightful tale spiced with a rich subtext, told in slow-paced vignettes sequentially joined thanks to those fade to blacks the sadly departed Balabanov learned to use masterfully.

  23. somnorici's rating of the film Brother

    This is epic Russian movie which very vividly characterizes the mood of 1990-s in Russia. The must see movie for people who wants to learn something about Russia.

  24. mpho3's rating of the film Brother

    Danila: "What you are looking at? I saved good people too." The German: "God be your judge."

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