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The Brothers Grimm Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
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
Fernando F. Croce
September 1, 2009
Wide-eyed, messy, lustrous, rich with enchantment, both giddy and perverse

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
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
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
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
Joe Utichi
December 6, 2005
Perfect family entertainment and undoubtedly well worth seeing, but somewhat of a let down.
| Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
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
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
October 7, 2005
Em vários momentos, Gilliam parece se preocupar mais com o efeito do que com a eficácia de sua história.
| Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 5, 2005
Gilliam's movies aren't mere throwaway diversions... they plug themselves right into the collective psyche and gleefully pull out the stuffing...
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 8, 2005
Until the plot goes wrong, this is a thoroughly entertaining period romp
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 1, 2005
In refusing easy categorization, the film at least flirts with greatness, and occasionally achieves it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 30, 2005
Terry Gilliam is as unable to make an uninteresting movie as he is unable to make a "commercial" film...[but this] feels the most commercial and least Gilliamesque to me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
August 30, 2005
Kruger may put in his best script, but Gilliam does everything in his power to demystify it with wackiness!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
August 30, 2005
Not his best, but not too shabby either....
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
August 30, 2005
Rises slightly above a mere effects parade.
Full Review| Original Score: B-
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
August 29, 2005
Not the fairest Gilliam film of all...
Full Review | Original Score: B
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....
| 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-
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