Half Brothers

critic Reviews

, 34% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Half road trip comedy, half family drama, Half Brothers adds up to a less-than-halfway-entertaining look at immigration through the experiences of two siblings.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    Director Director Luke Greenfield's bromantic comedy is a tonal mess, shifting from immigrant drama to infantile comedy. It's almost like someone created the screenplay off of the narrative limbs of others. Mendez deserves better.
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    Josh KupeckiAustin Chronicle
    For the banal Half Brothers, a beneficial perspective would be one of the "eyes shut" variety.
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    Monica CastilloRogerEbert.com
    Espinosa and Del Rio have little to build on than their characters' flimsy outline, and neither can really make their rapport work.
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    Dennis HarveyVariety
    The screenplay is a kind of deep-dyed mediocrity that the film and its cast cannot transcend.
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    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    This story of two siblings attempting to fulfill their dying father's last request uneasily veers between juvenile comedy and schmaltzy sentimentality, managing to produce neither laughs nor tears.
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    Ben KenigsbergNew York Times
    The movie clearly intends to send a serious message about how draconian immigration policies tear families apart. But a hard-hitting drama would be preferable to this strenuously wacky bromance.
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    Alan NgFilm Threat
    Good comedies are hard to come by these days. You can not lose with Half Brothers. Having said that, set your expectations low and enjoy the ride.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    A sentimental juvenile buddy comedy that lacks taste and humor but might have a heart I'm not giving enough credit for.
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    Rene SanchezCine Sin Fronteras
    A mix of buddy comedy and road movie with its heart in the right place. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Nestor BentancorNestor Cine Desde Hollywood
    Seeing the glass half empty here. [Full Review in Spanish]
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