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The Brothers Bloom Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 27, 2016
A quirky film that never quite fully satisfied me.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeff Beck
September 24, 2012
It pulls the perfect con, which Ruffalo's character defines as a con where everyone gets what they want. The audience gets exactly what they want: A wild ride with an ending they won't see coming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jason Best
Movie Talk
July 30, 2012
The Brothers Bloom is quirky and clever. Set in the present but with a perfectly judged retro feel, it looks fabulous too. Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi almost steals the film with her deadpan presence as Bang Bang, the gang's explosives expert.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 26, 2011
Brick made for a natural intro to the more complicated, less laboriously arch observations of The Brothers Bloom.
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
Rian Johnson injects punchy, off-kilter fantastical charm into his playfully globetrotting film. It's like a cuckoo clock - precise, ornate and screwy-looking. But Bloom and Penelope's love - and resultant rifts - comes off as real-world collateral.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Sure, The Brothers Bloom may be the headline act, but it is the sisters eccentric that make the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Alastair McKay
Uncut Magazine [UK]
June 16, 2010
The Brothers Bloom is inventive, but its relentless cleverness limits its emotional pull.
Andrew O'Hagan
London Evening Standard
June 9, 2010
We feel regularly discombobulated on the sea of this movie's ideas - which is a good thing for people feeling marooned by the general stupidity of this summer's film releases.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
June 9, 2010
If Wes Anderson and Terry Gilliam ever had a child, science would be amazed and appalled. But also, it would probably end up making a film like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
June 4, 2010
It's one of those films whose fun set-up is terrific, only to be offset by the muddled plot. Still, there are some decent laughs amid the mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
June 4, 2010
Sharp, funny and stylish, but still, something doesn't quite fit...
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 3, 2010
The effect is something like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels done by Wes Anderson in a morose mood, much as its creator would presumably resist the latter comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
June 3, 2010
Like his brooding anti-hero, Johnson keeps one step ahead and, at the same time, wears his heart on his sleeve. It's tough not to fall for such charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times
June 3, 2010
It lags a touch towards the end and it's ultra quirky, but the artifice doesn't rob the finale of emotion. In fact, it delivers unexpected rewards.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
June 2, 2010
Blooming good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
June 2, 2010
Perhaps you can be too cool for school and too clever for a multiplex, but if you're willing to go along with this, you'll enjoy being fooled so much that you won't mind it's all a trick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Axmaker
January 13, 2010
It's a charming fantasy of a con movie that is less interested in the well played con than the colorfully executed idea of a con, among other things.
Giles Hardie
November 15, 2009
A tale full of heart, heroism and old school fun, that with the addition of just a few witty zingers could have been one of the great films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
November 12, 2009
This is the kind of "movie movie" that puts everything in quotation marks, letting Johnson indulge his most romantic daydreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lynden Barber
November 12, 2009
The film is stuffed with visual gags, only some of which hit the spot. When Weisz is on screen even the more contrived of these seem forgivable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John DeFore
Austin American-Statesman
May 22, 2009
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