Reviews

Brotherhood

4

Maxing bodycount and box-office, Brotherhood (Tae Guk Gi) outgrossed Titanic in Korea by out-grossing Saving Private Ryan. Bullets, bayonets, flamethrowers, landmines: this epic tale of two brothers sucked into the Korean War dives into the carnage with astonishing ferocity. Hyped up on the bloody taste of battle, Brotherhood might be overlong (at 148 minutes) and clogged with chest-thumping melodrama, but it’s still provocative and unflinching enough to undercut plenty of the clichés it drags out of the genre’s trenches.

 

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: August 8th 2005