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  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    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. show more

  • 12
    Diego Costa Slant Magazine

    The film has, at its source, a pool of affectations that so often constitute, or plague, American indie films--and, perhaps, American culture more generally. show more

  • 80
    Neil Smith Total Film

    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. show more

  • 60
    Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

    The comedy is at odds, perhaps even at war, with the gravitational downward pull of bittersweet seriousness, and the sucrose content is pretty high by the end. But it's an entertaining film. show more

  • 40
    David Hughes Empire

    Good fun, but O'Nan doesn't take this film nearly as far as it could go, leaving the plot and its characters somewhat two-dimensional in their obvious stereotyping. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    This is strictly an amateur-hour affair. show more

  • 58
    Marc Mohan Portland Oregonian

    This ode to indie legitimacy proves to be too cartoonish to feel real and not outrageous enough to be memorable. show more

  • 70
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    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. show more

  • 60
    The New York Times

    Inner child? Open road? No, this film is actually about Mr. O'Nan and his wan, scruffy innocence. show more

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