Brotherhood (2022) is a great work of art (Movie Review)

Synopsis: In Brotherhood (2022), Wale and Akin are brothers who became orphans at a young age when their parents were killed on New Year’s Day, on their way home from the traditional crossover service that had been held in church. As adults, Wale joins the police force, while Akin becomes a hardened criminal who joins a gang of brothers. All things go awry when Wale is put on the task force that would hunt his brother and the gang of robbers down. 

Brotherhood: The Cast 

  • Folarin Falana/Falz as Wale
  • Tobi Bakre as Akin
  • Deyemi Okanlawon
  • Jide Kene Achufusi
  • Basketmouth
  • Toni Tones
  • OC Ukeje
  • Dianne Russet
  • Omawumi
  • Ronke Oshodi-Oke
  • Zubby Michael
  • Debo Adedayo
  • Sam Dede
  • Dorathy Bachar
  • Mercy Aigbe
  • Seyi Awolowo
  • Boma

Brotherhood: The Crew

  • Loukman Ali    – Director
  • Jadesola Osiberu – Writer   
  • Abdul Tijani-Ahmed – Writer 
Brotherhood (2022) Movie Review
Brotherhood (2022) Movie Review

Brotherhood: The Review

While the story line is along the lines of American Gangster plots, the local flavour makes it truly our own. I love the fluidity of the dialogue; it reflects the way we actually speak and converse everyday here in Nigeria.  

The handling of weapons by all actors keeps improving, and I am quite impressed by the editing that gives us the gunshot effects. It is sometimes over the top, but it works for the movie. The story is cleanly told without too much fluff, and bits of humour that do not take away from the seriousness of the story. 

I dare say Tobi Bakre is underrated. He gives a brilliant performance as the lead in this movie, and I am delighted with his performance. As usual, Toni Tones gives a great performance worthy of the accolades she has always received. Bright Okpocha (AKA Basketmouth) has always been a good actor, even with his comedy, and he gives a good performance here as well.

Omawumi is a surprise to me: she acts a serious role and gives it as good as she gets. It is good to see O.C. Ukeje back on our screens, and not in the stereotypical roles he had been pigeonholed into previously. But blink for too long, and you would miss seeing Deyemi Okanlawon in this movie. I wonder why. 

The picture quality and camera angles are appropriate for a gritty gang movie; my drawbacks from the movie include the swiftness of the romance scene (it seems a tad unrealistic), and how civilians are spectators at the scene of a violent shootout between robbers and police special forces.

Those niggles aside, overall, Brotherhood is a great work of art. It is a movie I will see again and I look forward to seeing it on the streaming platforms. It is currently showing in cinemas across Nigeria.

NollyRated Score: 5/5 (Outstanding Movie)

NollyRated uses a 5-level scoring system, as follows:

  1. Poor
  2. Sub Par
  3. Okay
  4. Great
  5. Outstanding

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10 thoughts on “Brotherhood (2022) is a great work of art (Movie Review)”

  1. This movie was pretty good, and entertaining. Jon Foster was so insane in this movie, his blood pressure was rising, lol. Also, locking that dude in the trunk with all that booze was crazy – alcohol poisoning/heat stroke. Lol, This movie is lost in the past but it is so worth the watch. 110% underrated.

  2. The movie has a lot of entertainment value, but the plot is rather weak. Also, criminals were portrayed to have had the last laugh, and I think they’re some moral issues with that

    • Exactly, Life can give one chances when he’s ready to make things right
      I looveee the movie, bringing back our favorite people was really fun

  3. Yes true, but because in most of Nigeria movies criminals always died or go to prisons in the end,makes me love this movie plot twist just like in the Hollywood movies, most Nigerian movies plot can be easily known even without you finish watching the movie but this has a nice plot twist which makes it stand out

    • Last laugh as Akin’s Parents were murdered during childhood, turned to Criminal out of frustration, not justified anyway but Writers can’t be writing same story that Criminal died or go to Prison in the end. Don’t forget, they are still wanted, they can’t live normal life afterall.


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