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Brothers' Nest (2018)



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On a cold morning in the middle of country Victoria, two brothers arrive at the family home intent on murdering their stepfather Roger. Terry and Jeff's motive is simple--killing their step---dad will render their dying Mother's plan to change her will in his favor redundant. A staged "suicide" has been meticulously planned but there is one thing the boys didn't take into account, spending an entire day together. Old grudges, different worldviews and a general troubled history will pit these two brothers against each other. 'Brothers' Nest' is a tragic comedy about family, loyalty and murder--because after all "blood is thicker than water".

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Critic Reviews for Brothers' Nest

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (7)

There's much to enjoy in this darkly comic update of Cain and Abel.

January 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Although Brothers' Nest feels very much like a short story uncomfortably expanded to feature length, it's not unentertaining.

June 22, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Jacobsons have given us another comedy classic, far stranger than the last.

June 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Brothers' Nest is reasonably satisfying as a film about the weird passions of family. It has a certain integrity as that, even if it's not a thigh-slapper.

June 20, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Though brimming with pitch-black comedy, "Brothers' Nest" actually plays like more of an absurdist tragedy as it pits good brother against good-brother-gone-bad in a cautionary tale of longing and desperation that packs a surprisingly affecting punch.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

All of it is razor-sharp, darkly funny, and tense.

March 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Brothers' Nest


Thank God for Brothers' Nest, I was genuinely worried that 2018 didn't have anything great left to offer me. Australia has a pretty grim take when it comes to the "Dark Comedy" genre, and Brothers' Nest is absolutely no exception. But if you think of it as less of a comedy and more of a Crime Drama that you'll probably laugh in (and then maybe feel kinda bad), then you'll do well.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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