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One of the most popular Russian films of recent years, Brother is now out on DVD in an official release with English subtitles. And these help, because Danila, the Dostoyevskian protagonist searching for fulfillment in post-Soviet Petersburg, has a tendency to mumble. Wonderfully acted, with a brooding mood worthy of St. Petersburg, this is a very entertaining, if violent, gangster film.

— Paul E. Richardson

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Reviewed in Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2007