• Brothers (2009)


Release Date: December 4th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 23rd, 2010

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: War , Drama

Production Co: Relativity, Sighvatsson Films, Michael De Luca

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Emotional, Brother, Rescue, Prison, 2000s, Gritty, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    The film is gripping---an honorable and beautifully acted addition to the tradition of homefront war stories. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This becomes Tobey Maguire's film to dominate, and I've never seen these dark depths in him before. Actors possess a great gift to surprise us, if they find the right material in their hands. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Irish director Jim Sheridan, who has made his films in America in recent years, now delivers an American remake that hues closely to the original but loses some of its true grit. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture