A tale of family, friendships and betrayal in the violent world of the Philadelphia mob.


Jérémie Guez


Peter Dexter (based on the novel 'Brotherly Love' by) (as Pete Dexter), Jérémie Guez





Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Peter
Joel Kinnaman ... Michael
Maika Monroe ... Grace
Paul Schneider ... Jimmy
Nicholas Crovetti ... Young Peter
Ryan Phillippe ... Charley
Felix Scott ... Phil
James Nelson-Joyce ... Leonard
Antoni Corone ... Bono
Carlos Schram ... Carlos
Tarek Hamite Tarek Hamite ... Ryan
Tim Ahern ... Councilman Taylor
Nigel Barber ... Reggie (Horse Trainer)
Colin Moody ... Veterinarian
Grace Bilik Grace Bilik ... Little Girl


In the City of Brotherly Love, eight-year-old Peter Flood helplessly watches on as his little sister is killed by a neighbor's reckless driving. Tormented with grief and resentment, his father finds revenge as the only solution, leaving lasting generational wounds. Thirty years later, Peter still wrestles with the guilt he feels over his sister's death and his father's vengeance. As he tries to distance himself from the criminal family business, his cousin, Michael, becomes more powerful in the hierarchy. Bonded by blood, neither man can escape violence as they are dragged further into a chilling cycle of betrayal and retribution. Written by Canon y mus

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Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, sexual references and brief drug use

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This movie is based on the 1991 novel "Brotherly Love" by former Philadelphia reporter, columnist, National Book Award-winner and screenwriter Peter Dexter. See more »


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Well its not Bridgerton
26 January 2021 | by slydon13See all my reviews

It captured the essence of the city better than other movies and I enjoy that. Most movies set in Philly spend time at City Hall etc - where we bring tourists. I can't imagine Matthias Schoenaerts in a car chase - he is more Michael Corleone than Pacino.

Sure its was a slow burn but it was more realistic than most crime movies.

The story isn't original but the resolution at the end is more true to life.

I've wasted 2 hours on worse films

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22 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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