Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
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  1. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Sep 20, 2012
    75
    Deadpan and a bit dopey, Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best has a shaggy charm, and the chemistry between the tuneful twosome's would-be Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty makes up for the inevitable rock-and-roll road movie cliches.
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Sep 21, 2012
    63
    Initially, this low-budget film writes a lot of checks on the First National Bank of Whimsy, but I was astonished when none of them bounced.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Sep 27, 2012
    70
    Although the sentiment threatens to flatten out an intriguingly nervy vibe, Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best has plenty of rhythmic charm about its responsibility-challenged strivers.
  4. Reviewed by: Neil Smith
    Sep 16, 2012
    80
    Nods to "Hostel" and "Glengarry Glen Ross" make for a cine-literate affair further buffered by a smart cameo from erstwhile Brat Packer Andrew McCarthy.
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  1. Jun 15, 2013
    10
    This film held the ability to leave a smile on my face days after initially watching it. I find it rare for a film to stick with me to theThis film held the ability to leave a smile on my face days after initially watching it. I find it rare for a film to stick with me to the degree that the Brooklyn brothers were able to. Despite other reviews read, this is not just another indie flick ticking the same quota, with it bringing so much heart and soul, even having me in stitches at parts, through some of the brilliantly written dialogue. Many critics downplay films in order to put across their own egotistical knowledge (or lack of) of film. Yet these are probably the same people putting aside cinema money, just to see a new fast and furious movie released every 3 weeks. If you really want to watch something that will leave you smiling for days, like me, then give this a go.

    Oh, and the music's gunna blow you away.
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