Four Brothers is an action drama set in Detroit. Evelyn Mercer (Fionnula Flanagan) was a foster parent who adopted four highly aggressive and deeply troubled boys that no one else would take. Now grown, Bobby (Mark Wahlberg), Angel (Tyrese Gibson), Jeremiah (Andre Benjamin) and Jack (Garrett Hedlund) are reunited after their mother is gunned down in a grocery-store hold-up in their old neighborhood. Lt. Green (Terrence Dashon Howard), the investigating officer and an old school friend of Bobby’s, indicates that the shooting might not have been accidental. The Mercer brothers defy the police and begin their own search to find the killers, which takes them into the underworld culture of gangsters and police corruption that they fought so hard to escape as kids. They seek revenge for the death of the woman who brought them together, made them brothers and taught them the value of family.
This movie has it all! Unfortunately, the all in this case is almost all the unsavory part of the human condition. While there is love, loyalty, and a desire for justice, there is also greed, revenge, lust, corruption, anger, murder, fornication, hatred, betrayal and mistreatment of others. The end doesn’t justify the means, but “Four Brothers” paints the picture that it does. Instead of letting the police handle the investigation of their mother’s death, the brothers four take it upon themselves to even the score. This film is filled with foul language and graphic images and it is not a family-friendly film.