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  • Summary: Adam Buckley finds himself in the middle of a convenience store robbery during his last night as a pledge for a college fraternity. When the initiation ritual goes horribly wrong and everything starts falling apart, Adam is forced to choose between his new brothers or his ethics. (Phase 4 Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Mar 10, 2011
    The script, by Mr. Canon and Doug Simon, eventually strains credulity - even frat boys aren't this dumb - but Mr. Canon, in his first feature, shows a great knack for keeping things moving. The gathering implausibility is dispelled by a nice ending twist.
  2. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    Feb 23, 2011
    Characters make choices that are incredibly stupid, even wildly offensive, but also recognizably human, and as the night spirals out of control Cannon demonstrates a strong hand in controlling the mayhem. He also sets himself up as a filmmaker to watch.
  3. 40
    Director Will Cannon keeps the energy level cranked but over-amplifies the dramatics to shrill effect, resulting in an unfortunate tone that undermines the serious-minded intent.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Feb 24, 2011
    Brotherhood isn't badly acted or without some skillfully tense moments, but it doesn't have much in the way of entertainment value either.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Keizer
    Feb 21, 2011
    Brotherhood moves fast, but it can't outrun its superficiality.
  6. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Feb 23, 2011
    If you've ever wondered how a bunch of blockheaded white boys would handle a bullet wound, you're in for a treat.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 9, 2012
    Brotherhood is a fast-pace thriller that keeps you interested the whole time. It just shows you how much a fraternity pledge keeps together but what really is the limit? Great acting and amazing directing but a weak script that goes unnoticed later on in the heat of the film. Collapse
  2. Apr 21, 2013
    When a fraternity decides to play a prank on several of their pledges, something goes wrong, leading to a chaotic night, but can they work together to fix their problems, or will they just make it worse? That is the question posed in Brotherhood, the debut film from Writer/Director, Will Cannon. This was a short, fast-paced film, that was quite enjoyable, if not somewhat less than believable. With this film, Cannon shows the power franternities have and shows the importantce of fiting in at college, while asking the question is it worth it no matter the cost? The cast was a fun one for me, as its made up almost entirely of former child actors. Trevor Morgan and Jon Foster are the leads and while they play the complete opposites of one another, they also manage to give performances that are complete opposites as well. Morgan was intense and really had you buying into the story, even the parts that were pure Hollywood. Foster on the other hand was as annoying as an actor could be, if I could have gotten off the couch and slapped him, I would have. Brotherhood isn't going to win any awards, but it's an entertaining story that is far from predictable, with a cast of people you're not used to seeing all grown up, drinking, and throwing the F bomb around. It's a short film that cuts through the bull and gets right to it's point, that part was a real change of pace, but personally I could have done without unbelievable Hollywood element that was added to it in certain places. This is a good film, with a clear message, which should have been as real as possible, but there is an element of Hollywood involved and it really does take away from an otherwise entertaining film. Expand
  3. Oct 10, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Is it really just me, or has fraternity plots like this, been so over done its more like an urban myth now. Boy forgotten about, left in trunk of car, dies. Fraternity sticking together with one of them always have second thoughts and eventually comes clean, or saves the day. Nothing in this film is truly original. The script is average, the acting is just above tolerable (else I would have not sat through it). To its credit, the young actors certainly show that they are talented, and we can expect to see more of this cast in other films, I am sure. I would say this is a good movie to cut their teeth on and hone their skills, but as a seriously entertaining movie, it falls short. Probably more enjoyable for someone who is not familiar with this cliche plot. Expand