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The Brothers Grimm Reviews

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November 7, 2012
At times this fanciful romp lurches uneasily between violence, slapstick comedy and sublime escapism - in other words, it's pure Gilliam.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 1, 2009
Wide-eyed, messy, lustrous, rich with enchantment, both giddy and perverse
May 12, 2009
The only redeeming feature is the hope that [director Terry Gilliam's] salary from The Brothers Grimm,/i> will help him set up a good, old-fashioned Gilliam film, in the tradition of his excellent early work.
August 11, 2007
The movie feels thoroughly like a project Gilliam did halfheartedly, just to stay in the game.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 16, 2007
A disjointed, ear-splitting, visually-jarring, mirthless exercise in pandemonium that director Terry Gilliam tries to pass off as family entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
July 2, 2007
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.
April 19, 2007
As magical as classic fairy tales may seem to be, a winking Gilliam is out to prove here that to a profoundly superstitious, stressed out early 19th century world, those legends were as frighteningly real as any documentary or even reality show today.
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March 1, 2007
It's hard to imagine whom the filmmakers had in mind for this lavish production.
February 7, 2006
It's a slog, an out-of-control fantasy that's strangely unenchanting and, in the end, rather tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 17, 2006
Una aventura cómica y liviana, que se beneficia de la imaginación visual del director Terry Gilliam.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 20, 2005
There is much in this film to admire, but it goes by too fast and the story is almost incomprehensible. There is certainly enchantment here, but the story does not do much to hold it together.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
December 15, 2005
The movie is at least twice as good as most people say it is and about half as good as we'd all hoped it would be.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 8, 2005
Looks great, but less filling.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 6, 2005
... on the whole, The Brothers Grimm is a mess ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 6, 2005
Perfect family entertainment and undoubtedly well worth seeing, but somewhat of a let down.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2005
...darkly amusing, often entertaining and overwhelmingly bizarre. Ultimately, the film gets bogged down in its own adventurous aspirations, although it looks a treat with splendid production design and fantastic effects.
November 2, 2005
The Brothers Grimm has its moments, but it's ultimately a very flawed film and capsizes under the weight of some hammy performances and a poorly-conceived script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 20, 2005
Gilliam has a history of blaming studios when his films go wrong. But he has no one to blame but himself for this poisoned apple.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 11, 2005
Perfect material, you might think, for Terry Gilliam's brain of perpetual invention. But despite occasional flashes of dark genius, he hasn't laid a golden egg.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 10, 2005
I wish the plot were pared down, that the magic used more sparingly. But new movies offer us so little, it seems daffy to complain that this one gives us too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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