A tale of family, friendships and betrayal in the violent world of the Philadelphia mob.


Jérémie Guez


Peter Dexter (based on the novel 'Brotherly Love' by) (as Pete Dexter), Jérémie Guez





Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Peter
Joel Kinnaman ... Michael
Maika Monroe ... Grace
Paul Schneider ... Jimmy
Nicholas Crovetti ... Young Peter
Ryan Phillippe ... Charley
Felix Scott ... Phil
James Nelson-Joyce ... Leonard
Antoni Corone ... Bono
Carlos Schram ... Carlos
Tarek Hamite Tarek Hamite ... Ryan
Tim Ahern ... Councilman Taylor
Nigel Barber ... Reggie (Horse Trainer)
Colin Moody ... Veterinarian
Grace Bilik Grace Bilik ... Little Girl


In the City of Brotherly Love, eight-year-old Peter Flood helplessly watches on as his little sister is killed by a neighbor's reckless driving. Tormented with grief and resentment, his father finds revenge as the only solution, leaving lasting generational wounds. Thirty years later, Peter still wrestles with the guilt he feels over his sister's death and his father's vengeance. As he tries to distance himself from the criminal family business, his cousin, Michael, becomes more powerful in the hierarchy. Bonded by blood, neither man can escape violence as they are dragged further into a chilling cycle of betrayal and retribution. Written by Canon y mus

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, sexual references and brief drug use

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This movie is based on the 1991 novel "Brotherly Love" by former Philadelphia reporter, columnist, National Book Award-winner and screenwriter Peter Dexter. See more »


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Paint drying has more action than this boring sloth story.
28 January 2021 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

Welp, there goes 105 minutes of my life I'll never get back. What's worse, is that it felt like 3+ hours.

Experienced writer and newb director Jeremie Guez wrote the worst screenplay in the history of mobster films. How is this film classified as "action, crime, drama"? Zero action, 5 mins of crime and 100 mins of boredom. Who funded and greenlit this sloth? A 5th grade drama class could've come up with a better "mobster" film. There were tons of plot and technical issues, and the timeline back and forths made the already convoluted and pointless scenes seem less interesting than paint drying.

Matthias Schoenaerts spent more than half the film staring at the ground in silence (probably contemplating why he agreed to do this film), and the rest into space or shadow boxing (the point of this was??), with maybe a total of 5-10 minutes of dialogue. Either he didn't want to be there, or his character was written in as the most boring straight faced lamest mobster character ever developed.

The rest of the casting and performances were fairly decent, and the cinematography and score were good. It really had the markings to be a great film... it's just too bad the screenplay was so terrible. If you want to get even with someone, have them watch this and tell them it's amazing, to watch until the end, because it's worth it. They'll never speak to you again.

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22 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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