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The romantic troubles of three Irish-Catholic brothers on Long Island don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
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The movie brings into focus how rare religion and spirituality are in American films.
This meaty Irish stew isn't arty or elliptical. It ought to connect with anyone who's survived sibling tension or romantic fence-sitting. [9 August 1995, Life, p.5D]
A clever, amiably low-key mix of family drama and romantic comedy.[18 August 1995, Friday, p.C]
You don't have to be Catholic, or Irish, or even American, to "get it." Burns' language, despite originating on Long Island, is universal in appeal and meaning.
While other films struggle for their effects, Brothers simply lives and breathes, thoroughly likable from beginning to end.
This modest, enormously likable film, about love and temptation and ties that bind, is about brotherhood most of all. [9 August 1995, p.C9]
Good old-fashioned virtues of three-dimensional characters, fine dialogue, recognizable life situations and meat-and-potatoes content.
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