Billy Eichner’s rom-com, Bros, is released next month, but how do critics feel about the highly-anticipated film?

The feature, which is in cinemas from 28 October, was written and stars Eichner alongside Luke Macfarlane, Kristen Chenoworth, Kenan Thompson and Debra Messing.

Guillermo Diaz, Bowen Yang and Ts Madison also appeared in the film.

The film was directed by Nicholas Stoller, best known for Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Bad Neighbours and Friends From College.

It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.

Bros has an astonishing 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but what do the top film critics have to say about the upcoming release?


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The Hollywood Reporter
The Hollywood Reporter kept the summary of its review short and sweet: “Entertaining, but less original than it initially seems.”


BBC, 4/5
Caryn James from the BBC wrote: “Bros races along almost until the end when it embraces romcom elements, including a montage, that land as more clichéd than subversive. But that doesn’t make the rest of this charming film any less entertaining and effective,” giving it a four out of five rating.


Peter Debruge from Variety said: “Bros does a decent job of showing how incredibly different and complex these two characters can be.”


Slant Magazine, 2/5
Kenji Fujishima from Slant gave the rom-com a disappointing two out of five, stating: “The film is ultimately let down by its pat perspectives on modern romance and social justice.”


Financial Times
Although the FT didn’t give the film a rating, Nicholas Rapold stated the movie “eases into the recognisable contours of the romcom, but there’s a rawness and a vulnerability here so foreign to recent entries in the genre as to feel fresh.”


Vanity Fair
Like Financial Times, Vanity Fair didn’t rate the film. However, Richard Lawson wrote: “Bros leans into the giddy little revolution of its own existence, inviting the audience into a good, gay time that hasn’t exactly happened, in this way, before.”


The Guardian, 4/5

“It’s big and clever in a way that so few films of this scale are these days, a pleasure to be shepherded through the easy motions of a romantic comedy by people who know what they’re doing for once,” wrote Benjamin Lee for The Guardian.


IndieWire, B
IndieWire’s Ryan Lattanzio gave the film a humble B rating. Lattanzio wrote: “When we talk about wanting to be seen, a lot of us really mean that what we want is a gay version of our ’90s rom-coms when the genre was at its best. “Bros” fits the bill.”, 2.5/5
Marya E Gates from RogerEbert gave the film another low score. Gates outlined: “There’s also something at odds with Eichner’s mission to bring queerness, gay sex, and gay dating in all its texture to mainstream Hollywood studio-backed cinema, while in the same breath sanitizing queerness to be palatable to straight culture.”


The Daily Beast
Nick Schager from The Daily Beast wrote: “Bros walks its talk about wanting to celebrate the authentic realities of LGBTQ+ Americans in all their messy, contradictory glory, and though it does that with a few too many italicised speeches about its intentions, its sincerity ultimately wins out.”