(2005)

Critic Reviews

49

Metascore

Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Four Brothers works as an urban thriller, if not precisely as a model of logic.
70
Variety
With equal measures of rock-the-house vigor and in-your-face attitude, Four Brothers proves usually potent and consistently enjoyable as an old school approach to what might best be described as the urban-Western genre of slam-bang, balls-out action-revenger.
70
L.A. Weekly
It's a finely tuned Motor City engine: The action, including a nighttime car chase through a blinding snowstorm, is fast, brutal and efficient; the Motown soundtrack never cuts out; and as a gangster called Sweet, the British-Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor gives an electrifying performance.
63
Chicago Tribune
Proficiently made trash.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
If you take any of this seriously, you are not going to enjoy the movie very much. But as an absurd riff on baadasssss gangsta movies, Four Brothers has an undeniable visceral kick.
50
Dallas Observer
The movie's not great, but Mom might like it.
50
For all its well-drawn lines between good and evil, Four Brothers is ultimately passive entertainment.
40
Atmospheric, propulsive and ultimately preposterous melodrama.
25
Entertainment Weekly
Because the script, riddled with verbal ugliness by David Elliot and Paul Lovett, sends the movie to a series of arbitrary nowheres, the final showdown for the Mercer boys and their enemies is just as meaningless and sense-deadening.
20
The A.V. Club
Four Brothers regresses into gallows comedy, rampant misogyny, and one preposterous Hollywood action setpiece after another.

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