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  • Summary: Set over Halloween weekend of 1987, My Brothers is the story of three young brothers' quest to replace their dying father
    s watch. Noel, 17, serious, weighed down by responsibility; Paudie: 11, cocky, not so bright and dreams of playing in goals for Liverpool and Scwally: 7, naive and
    Set over Halloween weekend of 1987, My Brothers is the story of three young brothers' quest to replace their dying father
    s watch. Noel, 17, serious, weighed down by responsibility; Paudie: 11, cocky, not so bright and dreams of playing in goals for Liverpool and Scwally: 7, naive and obsessed with Star Wars (despite never actually having seen the films). Using a battered bread van, the brothers embark on a journey across the wild Irish landscape on the Halloween weekend, grinding gears and screaming at each other to get to an arcade machine in Ballybunion. Along the way they are detoured by escalating brotherly battles in an off-beat and moving journey that can only lead them home.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Nov 29, 2012
    70
    A small but scrappy road-tripper whose solid sense of place and sure-handed blend of poignancy and unsentimental humor should earn it fans on the arthouse circuit.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Nov 29, 2012
    60
    If the actors playing the brothers show little fraternal similarity, their performances are convincingly natural.
  3. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Nov 27, 2012
    40
    There's not much to dislike in My Brothers' sweet inconsequence, but even less to quicken the pulse or stir the heart.
  4. Reviewed by: Joseph Jon Lanthier
    Nov 27, 2012
    38
    An uncommon example of purely allegorical cinema, Paul Fraser's film foregoes plot almost entirely in favor of thematic resonance.