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Brother's Keeper

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Weak faith-based teen drama has violence, heavy themes.

Movie PG-13 2013 118 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

Excellent, faith-filled movie

This was an excellent movie with a neat twist. I hope they make more like this.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 14+

Recommend 14 and up. Too old for younger

Movie is true to life as 1950s Georgia would have convicted this poor kid & sentenced him to death. Affluenza back then. Shows love but a little implausible. Forgiveness is powerful. Watch it then let kids watch with you. No little ones at all. small towns have always had ruling families n judicial system n juries and witnesses have been corrupted by money. Watch it. I really enjoyed.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Faith-based movies can be inspirational and entertaining to a wide, select audience: The genre is not well-served with movies such as this one. Given one-dimensional characters, weak directing and editing, and the gaping holes in logic, the production was doomed despite an earnest attempt to deliver a meaningful experience. Seasoned actors are defeated by the on-the-nose, corny dialogue; these two leads try their best but can't meet the challenge. "Reveals" or "twists" that are supposed to surprise result more in "Huh?" or "What?" than "Wow!" All that, along with exaggerated hyper-villains and disturbing scenes (an electrocution, several violent deaths), make this movie difficult to recommend.

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