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The Brothers Grimm Reviews

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Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
August 29, 2005
Not the fairest Gilliam film of all...
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
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+
Top Critic
August 29, 2005
The Brothers Grimm has enough haunting, fairy-tale imagery for 10 movies, but no emotional kick to drive those images home.
Jeffrey Overstreet
Christianity Today
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
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
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-
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
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
Nicolas Lacroix
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
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
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
Collin Souter
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
James Brundage
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
Angela Baldassarre
August 28, 2005
Grimms go Hollywood.Gilliam caves in to maudlin filmmaking.
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
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
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
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
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 27, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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
Dustin Putman
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
Dan Fienberg
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
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
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.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 26, 2005
To see what The Brothers Grimm aims for - to see how wonderful and glorious it could have been - is to curse it all the more as it slowly loses its way.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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