Four Brothers (Widescreen Special Collector's Edition)
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- 9 Deleted scenes
- Commentary by Director John Singleton
- 5 Behind the Scenes and Making Of Featurettes
- Theatrical trailer
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When you read the synopsis of "Four Brothers", or hear about it, each of the elements seems to say "Huh? That won't work. That can't work." But combined, and married to good acting, good writing and good directing by John Singleton, the film is a surprisingly effective dramatic tale.
The key to the film's success is that it is R-rated. I don't necessarily need to see an R-rated film every time I go to the movies, but if the film is about four men trying to find the person who killed their mother, on the mean streets of Detroit, an R-rating will allow the filmmaker to be more realistic. In this age of PG-13 horror and action films, something gets lost. In a horror film, I expect to see some blood.Read more ›
After their saintly foster mother (Fionnula Flanagan) is murdered in a convenience store, her adopted sons, two white and two black, come home to pay their respects. Three out of the four brothers, Jack (Garrett Hedlund), Angel (Tyrese Gibson), and Jeremiah (Andre Benjamin), are content to believe that what happened was just a case of wrong place/wrong time. However, oldest brother Bobby (Mark Wahlberg) believes that they should at least try to find who did this, and deliver some punishment. In their search for answers, the brothers discover that their mom was not just a random killing, but a planned execution that is tied into a vast conspiracy ranging from the Detroit police, to city council, to a local drug kingpin. Now, the brothers are in a fight to not only bring down those responsible, but also walk away with their lives intact.
The gritty, hard edged violence of "Four Brothers" gives the movie a modern urban western tone, that is nicely balanced by the brothers' bond to one and other. John Singleton was careful to show that though the oldest brother, Bobby, was hot-headed and wanted vengeance on the killers, words of wisdom from his other brothers prevailed. Causing him to stay his hand, until all responsible were discovered, and the conspiracy revealed. A well-written story that takes time to allow the audience connect with the brothers, and feel their deep pain, before engaging in the revenge arc of the story.Read more ›
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Who doesn't love Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese and Outkast?? The whole movie was awesome. I can watch this movie over, and over.Published 17 days ago by Rosie L. Castillo
Any action movie is enhanced when Mark Wahlburg is in the cast.Published 19 days ago by James E. Ginch Jr.
Great movie. Whole family loved it. Interesting plot. Lots of famous stars in it. Sophia Vergera is so funny in this. Action packed and oh yeah Mark Wahlberg is great in it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pat
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Sheesh - it has been 3 years since you posted this so I hope you see my response to your query! There is a movie starring Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson and I think Bill Paxton where they play hillbilly brothers out to right a wrong done to their family. Can't remember the name right now but I will... Read More
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