The Brothers Warner began the prison movie way back when. They continue their tradition with BROTHERS, except that this is as blatant a black exploitation film as has ever been made. What confounds the viewer is that there are several honest, real moments in between the preachiness and
violence that stand out like a well thumb on a sore hand. It's a thinly veiled account of the notorious Jackson brothers who were both eventually killed. Most of the inmates are black, and all of the angry, mean, and vicious guards are white, so we know how things stand straightaway. Lots of
stereotypes--woe to the white patron who happens into a black theater where this film is show...