Brother

User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  1. JackD.
    Oct 11, 2002
    8
    Clunky but with several great scences. Underneath the non-stop violence, there's a subtext about race relations.
  2. JamesM
    Dec 11, 2005
    7
    Certainly not one of Kitano's best, but a great film nonetheless.
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.