• R, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Bob Odenkirk
    In Theaters:
    Sep 7, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 26, 2007
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The Brothers Solomon Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 11, 2007
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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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 Source: Chicago Reader

December 3, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Relentlessly bad taste.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

November 2, 2007
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...oddly winning.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

September 14, 2007
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

The film as a whole encounters some bumps in the road, but it is also better than most will be expecting.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 7, 2007
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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A better film would have matched Arnett's seemingly effortless intensity throughout. This okay film does merely okay by it.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

September 7, 2007
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Odenkirk keeps the absurdity both contained and free-flowing.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 7, 2007
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Brothers Solomon isn't for all tastes, but if you like your comedy a little twisted, it's a satisfying, if imperfect, swig of silliness.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 7, 2007
Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
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The movie doesn't have much visual style or atmosphere, but it does have a kinder, gentler spirit than many gross-out comedies, and that makes it a likable time killer.

September 7, 2007
Adam Graham
Detroit News
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It works, and has the makings of a cult comedy to-be.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

September 7, 2007
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

It won't work for everyone, but it will work for some people. I was one of those people. You might not be. What else can I tell you?

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B

September 6, 2007
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

May 13, 2009
Tim Grierson
Screendaily

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 Source: Screendaily

July 23, 2008

mostly unfunny

| Original Score: 2/4

April 24, 2008
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Disappointing comedy that takes a single joke and attempts to stretch it over an entire movie, with predictably poor results.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

November 3, 2007
Anthony Quinn
Independent

Odd-couple comedy that tries much too hard and, in other ways, not hard enough.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 1/5

November 2, 2007
Karl French
Financial Times

A dismal gross-out comedy.

Full Review Source: Financial Times

November 2, 2007
Neil Smith
Film4

Oh, brother! Firing blanks in every direction, this tedious vehicle for two hard-to-like comedians is stillborn from the off.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 1/5

November 2, 2007
Paul Arendt
BBC.com

Direction is undistinguished, and the editing leaves far too much room for laughs that never arrive.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 1/5

November 2, 2007
Ken McIntyre
Total Film

A series of musty gross-out gags ranging in sophistication from sperm bank hijinks to sloppy man-on-man kissing, Bob Odenkirk's cringemaker-with-a-heart is a ragged Xerox of Dumb And Dumber that seems incredibly creaky after the summer of Superbad.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 1/5

November 2, 2007

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008

Screen International
September 22, 2007
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