The most unforgivable thing Gilliam has done in this film is to dumb down two of the best looking and radiant actors working today.
| Original Score: 2/4
Too violent for children and too inane for anybody else.
| Original Score: 2/5
[O]ffers us a glimpse at a future where one of our most idiosyncratic directors has been beaten down by the corporate system. Now that's the making of a Terry Gilliam movie.
| Original Score: 6/10
The Brothers Grimm is a work of limitless invention, but it is invention without pattern, chasing itself around the screen without finding a plot.
Too scary for kids and too thin for anyone else, Terry Gilliam's latest movie, like his heroes' tricks, has a lot of visual flair, but no substance.
| Original Score: C+
There is magic in The Brothers Grimm but it's hard to locate amid all the ... 'stuff,' I believe is the technical phrase.
It's been 7 years since Gilliam's last film. It was not worth the wait.
The movie makes you yearn for the innocent times that Junior learned about kinky sex from playground stories or late-night Cinemax rather than summer kids' flicks.
The fairy tale-spinning Brothers are recast as faux ghost-busters in Terry Gilliam's muddled medieval mediocrity.
Frankly I never would have believed that Terry Gilliam had a movie this bad in him.
Hugely ambitious but often failing to live up to those ambitions.
Inconsistent and painfully rote.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
everyone involved in the production appears to have become lost in the dark woods, hoping somehow to find their way out with an incoherent trail of compromises.
Fails to reinvent its Grimm yarns and only cursorily investigates the relationship between truth and fiction as it rumbles from one farcical scenario to another.
A disjointed, ear-splitting, visually-jarring, mirthless exercise in pandemonium that director Terry Gilliam tries to pass off as family entertainment.
| Original Score: 0/4
Not just weird, but randomly, elaborately weird.... It's a total wreck.
| Original Score: D
Jammed with stuff and all but empty of drama.
To see what The Brothers Grimm aims for - to see how wonderful and glorious it could have been - is to curse it all the more as it slowly loses its way.
| Original Score: C
Despite a few early sparks of promise, The Brothers Grimm sputters and coughs along like an unoiled machine, grinding gears and nerves in equal measure.
A noisy, tonally berserk fantasy horror film, Grimm quickly reminds the viewer why is it's so hard for Gilliam to find funding for his visions these days.
| Original Score: C-