• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 9, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Every hour is impressive, surprising and entertaining.
  2. In its emphasis on character over plot it reminds me of movies from the pre-Spielberg '70s, and is in so many ways what I want from television that I feel almost like phoning each of you personally to deliver the news.
  3. Let's get it out the way right now, the blurb that will be quoted after this review is run: "If you see nothing else this summer, watch 'Brotherhood.' "
  4. 100
    Start to finish in its first-rate opening season, Showtime's "Brotherhood" has the makings of something neat, offbeat and special.
  5. "Masterpiece" isn't too strong a word to describe this series.
  6. Reviewed by: Phil Gallo
    90
    This is the jewel Showtime has sought for years.
  7. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    91
    The series occasionally displays the sweat stains of overexertion in the first few episodes... But once the intricate, greasy machinery of the policial/personal gets cranking in Brotherhood, there's no stopping the Caffee clan. [21 Jul 2006, p.59]
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 81 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 50
  2. Negative: 1 out of 50
  1. Nov 18, 2012
    10
    Awesome. Far better than 99% of current cliche mafia/cop dramas filling up the TV schedules. This is one of those rare shows that should most definitely be brought back or made into a movie!!! Full Review »
  2. May 13, 2011
    10
    Over exaggerated for effect of course but still very well acted and put together..Jason Clarke is outstanding. It is he who gets the 10. Family guy doesnt rule Rhode island anymore...... Full Review »
  3. Sep 21, 2010
    6
    I only got through the first season of Brotherhood. It seemed promissing at first, but it never seemed to take off. The contrast between the two brothers is fun, but it kind of gets in the way when you are just waiting for the "bad" brother scenes, as they are the most entertaining. Full Review »