Brothers

Brothers

DVD - 2010
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Captain Sam Cahill is embarking on his fourth tour of duty, leaving behind his beloved wife and two daughters. When Sam's Blackhawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains of Afghanistan, the worst is presumed, leaving an enormous void in the family. Despite a dark history, Sam's charismatic younger brother steps in to fill the family void.

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Curiouskind
Apr 07, 2017

Really intense and well-paced storyline. When I first selected this film, I didn't realize it was a subject based on war and normally I would have just passed it up, if it weren't for Maguire, Portman, and Gyllenhaal, and fortunately this film doesn't rely on the war topic, at least not in the traditional sense. Admittedly, I do enjoy competent people in their element, much like Ed Norton in 'Hulk,' Jamie Foxx in 'Collateral,' and Ethan Hawke, even in a cameo appearance (but mostly, he's behind the scenes) in the documentary 'Seymour,' in which the presence of their talents become evident and they bring a certain dimension to their subject character and the broader story, and sometimes, they will even surprise; in 'Brothers,' it's no different. Some scenes make a mark like the scene with the eye communication thing going on at the dinner table, so detached and frightening; at that age, I think I would be mumbling for Uncle Tommy as well with a painful upset stomach. And a film such as this only reinforces my dislike for war and all that it encompasses before, during, and after being sent out into the field: there are better ways to handle disputes, there has to be.

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chrisbee55
Mar 20, 2017

I enjoyed this movie - strong characters and plot line.

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momneedsabreak3
Sep 13, 2016

have a box of tissues ready ! tearjerker the entire way through. great movie

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 11, 2013

This is the American version of a Danish film by director Susanne Bier, bearing the same name. If you have seen the original, there is no need to see this version. If not, and if you are interested in the PTSD theme, it may be worth a look.

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ottawabooknerd
Sep 11, 2013

I don't usually like these actors but I thought they all did a good job. The movie touches on a very important subject (PTSD) and how hard it is for the soldier as well as their loved ones.

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jds1
Mar 23, 2013

VERY powerful movie. Hurts the brain to think about it. The age old question...what would you do in his position? Got my emotions flowing. A recommend to anyone who can handle an important, yet not widely acknowledged subject.

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LDerontaeJ
Mar 08, 2013

I could not get into this movie, I took it out after the first 15 min!

LaimaA Jan 26, 2013

The main characters did a good job and they thankfully didn't take this where I was afraid they might. Tobey Maguire was a tad unbelievable as a Captain in the Marines. Pretty solid production.

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Boosterl16
Oct 09, 2012

A great movie! I did find, however, a few places where the emotions from the cast were not really put out there in a believable manner.
The ending was weak also - otherwise it was great.

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smurray13
Sep 24, 2012

A good movie but I definitely would not have cast Tobey Maguire in the role that he plays.

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Jul 16, 2011

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Aug 18, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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