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Son Frère Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    78

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    While its two credible leads are certainly up to the challenge, there's a relentless claustrophobia that prevents the film from taking on a fully dimensional life of its own.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Eddie Cockrell

    Todeschini has the most physically demanding role, with a gaunt face and ravaged body that utterly convinces of the brutality of the ailment.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Son Frère is hushed, clinical, grimly paced, and moving.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Village Voice Dennis Lim

    Chéreau's film is an unsentimental, almost uninflected, account of a preparation for death, told with a painful clarity that eventually bleeds into compassion.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Stringent, clinical and almost unbearably moving.

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