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7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11

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Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. Takeshi's elliptical directorial style here is overwhelmed by the script's crudeness and lack of narrative power.
  2. 70
    Mr. Kitano directed, edited and wrote Brother -- and his style of close-to-the-vest brutality travels extremely well.
  3. Enough odd twists to be mildly interesting.