My Brother

User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10

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  1. JayH.
    May 4, 2008
    5
    5.5/10. It means well but winds up too preachy and tackles too many issues for it's own good. Vanessa Williams gives an earnest and sincere performance, the rest of the cast does well too.
  2. AdeleS.
    Mar 18, 2007
    8
    A warm love story of two brothers struggling in proverty when faced with the death of their mother. Flashback on train too long, ending too abrupt.
  3. JollieH.
    Mar 15, 2007
    0
    This movie sucks. Not kidding. This is a really, really, really bad movie. The VV was being kind. The director should shoot himself.
  4. JanetB.
    Apr 17, 2007
    10
    Beautiful work, beautiful lessons, beautiful soul. Every moment I cherished. Acting exquisite.
Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. 30
    Writer-director Anthony Lover takes such a kid-gloves approach to his handicapped co-star that he achieves the opposite of the intended effect: Every time Scott enters a scene, it's as if someone just told the entire cast "Whatever you do, don't say 'retard.' "
  2. 30
    What it possesses in heart and goodwill, it sorely lacks in narrative skill and artistic depth.
  3. The first half of Lover's film is surprisingly affecting...But the film comes apart in its second half, when James' flight triggers a long series of flashbacks to the brothers' childhood.