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Blood Brother

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Steve Hoover

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About the Movie

Rocky Braat, a young man from a fractured family and a troubled past, went traveling through India without a plan. Then he met a group of HIV positive children living in an orphanage - a meeting that changed everything for him. Rocky left his life, friends, and career in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to live with the kids. Steve Hoover, his best friend and filmmaker, was unsettled and intrigued by this drastic action. In an effort to find out what compelled Rocky to give up every source of stability in his life, Hoover decided to trace Rocky's story, following him to India. He witnessed Rocky and the kids endure disease, abject poverty, and death. But, strangest of all, in the midst of these troubles, he also saw their deep joy. And he came to understand why Rocky had given up everything he had to experience it. Blood Brother is a story of friendship. It's a story of a life, stripped down to its essence. Most of all, it is a story about love, enduring in the face of death.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 25
  • Fresh: 18
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: "Love is making someone who is sad feel happy," one girl says, answering an interviewer's question. "Blood Brother" showed me that love. I doubt I'll be the only one. – David DeWitt, New York Times, Oct 17, 2013

Fresh: Documentaries don't come any bigger-hearted than Blood Brother. – Dennis Harvey, Variety, Jun 6, 2013

Fresh: A deeply affecting psychological portrait of a young do-gooder as he adapts to the regularity of tragedy in his new life. – Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times, Oct 24, 2013

Rotten: Braat's galling and enabled narcissism ... pervades the film. – Ernest Hardy, Village Voice, Oct 15, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Inspirational and moving

This is everything that you want in a documentary: Informative, inspirational, moving. It's the story of Rocky, an American who dropped everything to move to India to work with kids in an AIDS orphanage, and the kids whom he has dedicated his life to. I highly recommend it; you won't be disappointed.

Excellent film

A great story about friendship and love.

The real deal

This documentary will bring you to tears, its emotional, inspirational and its worth every penny. All of the proceeds will be donated to the children in the movie, which is unbelievable. It will be the best documentary you've seen in a long time.

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2013

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