Four Brothers – Review (Film)

Four Brothers

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this film as I hadn’t heard anything about it.

I was pleasantly surprised.

Four ‘brothers’ come home to bury their adoptive mother after she is killed during the robbery of a convenience store late one night.

Unfortunately for her killers the brothers have a bit of history of bad behaviour and, because they don’t trust the police to get results, set out to bring the killers to justice.

Mark Wahlberg plays Bobby as just the right side of pyschopathic and Andre Benjamin (yes Andre 3000 from OutKast) plays the counter role to perfection as Jeremiah.

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Eventually a plot twist sees a much bigger picture come into play and a sinister story begins to unravel.

Director John Singleton has done a great job of getting you to sympathise with the brothers, despite the fact (or maybe because of the fact) that they are deeply flawed individuals.

You find yourself cheering these guys on as they hunt and kill anything that gets in the way of them finding out who killed their mother.

The soundtrack was absolutely spot on with some fantastic songs like ‘Trouble Man’ by Marvin Gaye, ‘I Wish It Would Rain’ by The Temptations and the score by David Arnold was great as well.

This was a good film that kept you interested until the end and the twists were handled well. You never felt like there was too much to keep up with but I certainly didn’t see every curveball coming, which was great.

I guess you could say Four Brothers glorifies vigilante justice but if you can’t go on a murderous rampage to avenge your mother’s death, when can you? 🙂

Rating: 7/10

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