Four Brothers (2005)

(In theaters, August 2005) There isn’t much about this film that is in any way remarkable or exceptional. (Well, I’m a fan of Sofia Vergara, but that’s just me.) But when considering that this is a modern-day western, the very model of a B-grade crime movie, being good-enough is indeed good enough. There’s no need to be fancy with a straightforward tale of urban revenge and sibling drama. The four brothers of the gang are tough hombres, and watching them tear up Toronto (oops; Detroit) in order to find out who had their adoptive mother killed is packed with good crunchy fun. Standout sequences include a brutal winter car chase and a brick-breaking shootout at the family house. Mark Wahlberg carries his tough role effortlessly while André Benjamin shows that he may have a future in acting. Otherwise, it’s just a good urban drama, and that’s more than enough to be satisfying.

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