The logline on Netflix states:
“Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on their killers.”
Loosely based on the film, The Sons of Katie Elder, John Singleton (Boyz in the Hood), directs another gritty depiction of life in the streets. He exposes the corruption of the police force in the city of Detroit, which makes you cheer for the four brothers to overcome their obstacle of avenging their mother’s death. The soundtrack in this film is very well done, featuring artists from Marvin Gaye, Kanye West all the way to Ludwig van Beethoven. The action sequences were also well choreographed, shot and edited creating a feel that makes you want to get up and fight with the brothers during the film.
Four Brothers instills in us that family and brotherhood means that family is the people that take care each other. If you like films that bring people together of all different backgrounds from an ignited cause to obtain a certain goal then this is a film worth watching. Think about it. There are four brothers, not by blood and they act more like brothers than real brothers do. There was nothing stopping them in the way they came together to avenge their mother’s death. This film makes you laugh along the way and touches your heart because of that. This film is a diamond in the rough that everyone needs to mine into their cinematic cultural aesthetic.
If you don't like "hood" films, think again.
It’s more than that.