Brothers' Nest

Brothers' Nest

Brothers' Nest

Two brothers' murder plans go sideways in this Australian black comedy from the director of 2006's Kenny. With their mum dying and intent on changing her will to benefit her new husband, the two bros go to extreme lengths to protect their inheritance.

2018Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language & horror98 minsAustralia
ComedyCrimeThrillerFestival & Independent
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Flicks, Blake Howard

Flicks, Blake Howard

flicks

Brothers' Nest is the latest outing from the sibling pair behind the seminal Aussie comedy Kenny, Clayton and Shane Jacobson. The only similarity it has with the delightful and jovial merchant of toilet humour is that this deeply dark film also clings to you like an inescapable stench. The rare splashes of comedy in this desperate tragedy are suffocated by the arresting desperation and apathy of the central characters.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

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.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This is a comedy that's blacker than pitch, and tethered enough to unexaggerated human behavior that it can really commit to the consequences of its characters' colossal stupidity.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...if you're open to its acidic charms, Brothers' Nest is one for the books.

Flicks, Blake Howard

Flicks, Blake Howard

flicks

Brothers' Nest is the latest outing from the sibling pair behind the seminal Aussie comedy Kenny, Clayton and Shane Jacobson. The only similarity it has with the delightful and jovial merchant of toilet humour is that this deeply dark film also clings to you like an inescapable stench. The rare splashes of comedy in this desperate tragedy are suffocated by the arresting desperation and apathy of the central characters.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

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.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This is a comedy that's blacker than pitch, and tethered enough to unexaggerated human behavior that it can really commit to the consequences of its characters' colossal stupidity.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...if you're open to its acidic charms, Brothers' Nest is one for the books.

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