Dave Poland has apparently seen Brothers. He hasn’t really written out his thoughts yet – probably under embargo – but did make a couple comments in his latest Oscar column.
About Tobey Maguire he says…
is as worthy as any performance this year and in Maguire’s career. When Maguire is at his best, there seems to be no space at all between his soul and his eyes. That’s what Jim Sheridan got from him here.
And in the actual Best Film chart, he has Brothers just outside the top 10 and says “strong performances”, which bodes well for us Natalie fans, even if she doesn’t get her own shout out.