The Brothers Solomon (2007)



Critic Consensus: Squandering its impressive cast with poorly-directed gags, The Brothers Solomon is a one-joke film stretched well beyond its limits.

Movie Info

Mr. Show alumnus Bob Odenkirk directed -- and SNL vet Will Forte scripted -- this gleefully raunchy tale of two socially backward but kind-hearted adult brothers, Dean and John Solomon (Forte and Will Arnett), who had the misfortune to be home-schooled by their father at a remote Arctic outpost. Destined to be perpetually single, their moronic, klutzy attempts at meeting new women (such as popping the question on a first date in a crowded restaurant) always blow up in their face. Then, one day, … More

Rating: R (for language and sexual content)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Will Forte
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 26, 2007
Box Office: $0.9M
Screen Gems - Official Site


as John Solomon

as Dean Solomon

as Ed Solomon

as Young Dean Solomon

as Jim Treacher

as Dr. Spencer

as Dr. Wong

as Dr. Wang

as Recumbent Biker

as Michelle

as Video Store Clerk

as Patricia

as Grocery Shopper

as Grocery Checker

as Medical Delivery Guy

as Video Store Customer

as Birthing Instructor

as Husband No. 1

as Husband No. 2

as Old Woman

as Fertility Clinic Wor...

as Patricia
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Critic Reviews for The Brothers Solomon

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (22)

The story makes no sense, and the two lead characters are repulsive, but I must confess I laughed immoderately at this clever piece of junk.

Full Review… | December 3, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Three gags miss for every one that hits.

September 22, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

I was so angry at everybody involved in the making of this film. It's just astonishing.

September 10, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Though not without its screwball charm, The Brothers Solomon suffers from a lack of comic inspiration long before the film reaches the third trimester.

Full Review… | July 23, 2008

mostly unfunny

April 24, 2008

...benefits from the inclusion of several genuinely funny whacked-out bits of comedy...

Full Review… | December 11, 2007
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This is one of the stupidest movies I have ever seen. I sat through the entire film but there was never a time when I like it. The ending was the only relief of charm in the film. The dialogue is terrible, the comedy sucks, Will Arnett and Will Forte should think twice before doing anything like this again, and this entire movie fails miserably. I expected this movie to be bad, but not this bad. Wow, the Brothers Solomon is just plain awful. It makes you feel good at the end, but the rest of the movie not salvageable in any way. The idea was absolutely pointless from the start!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Stupid, but cute, all at the same time. I might watch again, but more than likely won't.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

For as stupid as it was, I did laugh out loud a few times. Probably because I miss Job from Arrested Development. Nothing says love like a diaper full of popcorn and dead duckling.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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