The Brothers Bloom Reviews

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June 3, 2010
Oh dear.
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.
June 2, 2010
Blooming good fun.
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.
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.
December 4, 2009
Now I know what it's like for those buzz killers who complain about Wes Anderson films.
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.
November 12, 2009
It's the kind of wry, picturesque fable that recalls the work of Hal Ashby, with the difference that the late, great master had the red blood of political conviction running through his veins. This is a bloodless corpse by comparison.
November 12, 2009
This is the kind of "movie movie" that puts everything in quotation marks, letting Johnson indulge his most romantic daydreams.
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.
November 11, 2009
This is a beautiful film in many ways. It looks great, the performances are just a delight, Rachel Weisz is absolutely bewitching, it's funny and funky, eccentric and romantic.
November 11, 2009
Full of invigorating twists and turns, filled with a unique style and wit, also, the whole ultimately suffers due to a too-neat conclusion.
November 11, 2009
This eccentric affair pretty much gets away with everything it tries, save for the occasional muffed joke and sudden mood swing.
November 9, 2009
If not for Rachel Weisz, the movie would be too literary, too clever, too pleased with itself. Her character makes it emotional, although she's not the main focus.
November 8, 2009
Johnson's shaggy dog runs here, there, and everywhere, weaving joyous, confusing circles in exotic locations before romping home with an unexpected wallop.
November 6, 2009
The first hour especially grabs our attention before disintegrating into a swirl of confusion. We expect the lines between reality and fantasy to become blurred, but we do need to have a stake in the characters or at least believe in their reality
August 25, 2009
Militantly unenchanting
August 3, 2009
A fine piece of cinematic legerdemain
June 28, 2009
The film is fun, but the characters are not well developed. The audience has to be onboard not for the characters but for the twisty ride.
June 15, 2009
Follows an offbeat path to reach that destination, and most will enjoy the journey.
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