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The Brothers Grimm Reviews

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August 29, 2005
Not the fairest Gilliam film of all...
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 29, 2005
The Brothers Grimm is fascinating but only in the way that watching a good director misfire this badly can be.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 29, 2005
The Brothers Grimm has enough haunting, fairy-tale imagery for 10 movies, but no emotional kick to drive those images home.
August 29, 2005
Brazil fans are likely to return from this not-so-enchanted forest disillusioned, sustained only by the scattered breadcrumbs of Gilliam's genius....
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 29, 2005
It's kind of cold and it's kind of a mess, but I thought it was a glorious mess and it looks so great and it is so interesting and there is so much going on that I have to recommend it on a very mild level.
August 29, 2005
... an enchantingly quirky [journey]-- provided you're willing to buy a ticket and climb aboard director Terry Gilliam's flying circus, no questions asked.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 29, 2005
The Brothers Grimm is numbingly grim even for him, Terry Gilliam. ... Sometimes outlandish and quirky just isn't enough, even by rebel-filmmaker standards.
| Original Score: 2/4
August 29, 2005
Un conte de fée à la recherche d'un conte. Pas complètement dépourvu de magie, cependant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 29, 2005
would be too easy to make a pun out of the title "The Brothers Grimm," because its a fair description of the atmosphere of the film itself.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
August 28, 2005
Gilliam is still a visual showman, a childish tease and an artist with an imagination too big for cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 28, 2005
there's not one time where it doesn't seem like Gilliam is making horror movies with paint by numbers
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 28, 2005
Grimms go Hollywood.Gilliam caves in to maudlin filmmaking.
August 28, 2005
The most unforgivable thing Gilliam has done in this film is to dumb down two of the best looking and radiant actors working today.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 28, 2005
It's easy to sense the allure this fantastic project held for Gilliam, but it's hard to imagine the outcome is anything like his early expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 27, 2005
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Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 27, 2005
a dud...Gilliam doesn't seem to be in control of things and leaves his star actors to their own devices.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 27, 2005
An aimless chore to sit through in desperate need of a human pulse and a shot of adrenaline.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 27, 2005
The movie is an utter mess, but it's the kind of maddening disappointment that could only be made by a director of Gilliam's stature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2005
Only a cinematic genius like Terry Gilliam could make an unqualified masterful mess like the long-delayed fantastical adventure The Brothers Grimm and still come out looking brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 26, 2005
earns a few points for sheer audacity and stylishness. ...Much of the comedy is clumsy, and the mixture of burlesque and brutality only works about half of the time.
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