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R| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Siblings Sam (Tobey Maguire) and Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal) are as far apart as brothers can be; while Sam serves his country as a Marine, Tommy is a drifter who just got out of prison. When Sam is shot down and presumed dead in Afghanistan, Tommy vows to take care of Sam's wife, Grace (Natalie Portman), and his children. Tommy and Grace become close, and when Sam unexpectedly returns home, the consequences of their actions threaten the foundation of the entire family.

Cast: Tobey Maguire , Jake Gyllenhaal , Natalie Portman , Sam Shepard , Bailee Madison , Taylor Geare , Patrick Flueger , Clifton Collins Jr.

Director: Jim Sheridan

Genres: Drama, War

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Brothers (2009)

Release Date: December 4th, 2009|1 hr. 44 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 36 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Brothers has the careful observation, measured pace and lived-in feeling of a good European film. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    In exploring the complicated nature of family bonds, Brothers is thought-provoking. The wounds inflicted by the cruelty of a troubled parent can prove as painful as battle scars. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A heartbreaking film that speaks to the lifelong aftershocks of war, and to the powerful bonds of family and of love. show more

  • March 05, 2011 TMarie1188
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    I Loved this movie

  • June 21, 2010 ireckin1971
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    Acting was awesome, if you like action, horror, comedy and not in to tear-jerker movies ********** this one. If you want to feel touchy feely and like emotional movies, this one is for you.

  • April 14, 2010 jackd1207
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    This was one of those well acted movies that you are glad you watched it, but you don't care to watch again. Just too disturbing. Worth a first look!

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