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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A Huge Bore
22 January 2021 | by hampersnow-28905See all my reviews

I went into this completely blind, but with so many of my favorite actors in it, I thought , what could go wrong ? Well, in this case, everything. A dreary, confused tale , this movie manages to completely waste the fine talents of Kinnaman and Monroe (whose part is small to begin with) but slaughters Matthias Schoenaerts , asking him to do little more then spend the film looking like he's wondering why he's in this. Everything about this is uninspired. The dialogue, which is sparse, is drivel or even worse is mumbled. I only understood about 70% of what the characters were saying. It takes a long while to even understand the characters relationships to one another, and events take place in the film with little explanation. This is a really poor mob movie that somehow managed to gather multiple great talents and then gave them very little to do. Poorly written, incredibly slow, confusing, unoriginal, miscast, and a bore.

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22 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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