The Brothers Grimsby Reviews

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August 23, 2018
In bad taste barely begins to describe some of the scenes.
January 11, 2018
What Baron Cohen has added to film comedy in the last decade is not insignificant, but it seems that the joke is reaching its end, but without a good punch line in sight.
April 1, 2017
At only 82 minutes, it's hard not to wonder whether something went desperately wrong behind the scenes or in the editing suite.
February 18, 2017
Delivering neither on engrossing action or effective satire, this mess is Cohen's worst film to date.
November 29, 2016
Hurting Grimsby most is its misuse of Rebel Wilson, Isla Fischer, Penelope Cruz, Barkhad Abdi, and Gabourey Sibide in broad bit parts that strictly connect one segment to another.
August 15, 2016
A rambunctiously uncouth satire that's as disgusting as it is riotous.
August 5, 2016
The attempts at satire fall flat despite some broad targets, and the result produces more groans than laughs.
July 2, 2016
Even at less than 80 minutes sans end credits, "The Brothers Grimsby" is about as pleasant as elephant semen to the face.
June 25, 2016
It brings to mind such one-star atrocities as The Love Guru, Freddy Got Fingered, and Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie -- comparisons that make this new picture a Chernobyl of comedy.
May 26, 2016
A couple of funny scenes, but it's amazing how quickly Sasha Baron Cohen's comedy has grown safe and stale.
April 25, 2016
Some of this is funny. A fair amount of it -- including the toilet joke -- isn't.
April 11, 2016
It's extreme for its own sake, and too rarely for the satirical purposes of Baron Cohen's better vehicles, "Borat" and "Bruno."
April 7, 2016
The comedy merely exists alongside a very ordinary action movie outline, rarely crossing paths and never working in concert.
March 24, 2016
There are good jokes here, interspersed with strong action sequences, but both sit side-by-side, rather than in integrated fashion.
March 22, 2016
The film misses more than it hits the target with it's excessive comedy. [Full review in Spanish]
March 19, 2016
The premise is weak, the characters are dull, and it lacks the memorable punch that we saw on offer in Borat and The Dictator.
March 18, 2016
The law of diminishing returns catches up with Sacha Baron Cohen in The Brothers Grimsby, a spy comedy in which Baron Cohen tries to outdo his past outrageousness but gets fewer laughs.
March 18, 2016
Gross-out comedy is obsessed with bodily fluids, sex, guns.
March 17, 2016
Cohen, brilliant in his craftier and more avant-garde shock-humor roles, is too irritating to make this character likable, much less lovable as the story demands.
March 17, 2016
This is Baron Cohen's worst film, period.
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