The Brothers Grimsby Reviews

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May 26, 2016
A couple of funny scenes, but it's amazing how quickly Sasha Baron Cohen's comedy has grown safe and stale.
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
The joke at the heart of Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy The Brothers Grimsby [is] an enjoyable one, even when the film as a whole weaves between being just hilariously foul and incoherently sloppy.
March 15, 2016
Mostly, The Brothers Grimsby simply wants to make you laugh. And it will.
March 15, 2016
A production that fails in every way at every turn.
March 12, 2016
His obsession with anal cavities and what goes in and comes out of them suggest Cohen is auditioning to be the after-dinner amusement at a proctologists' convention.
March 11, 2016
There's a bizarre, obsessive fixation on bodily fluids (in the gallons) and orifices (for spelunking). The problem is that the writers overly rely on these taboo, gross-out displays to provide laughs, instead of, you know, actual jokes.
March 11, 2016
It's one of those movies that's barely a movie; scenes don't follow any discernable logic, the action is incoherent when it's not deliberately inane, and so on.
March 11, 2016
"Grimsby" punches down - at the sick, at the poor, at anyone who's not quick enough to get out of its sloppy roundhouse rights. Boy, chronically unemployed drunks sure are funny, aren't they?
March 10, 2016
It's not unfunny in spots, but it huffs and puffs (among other bodily functions) more often than it splits the sides.
March 10, 2016
God help me, I laughed.
March 10, 2016
Some of the gags are uproariously funny, albeit disgusting. Others are sub-export quality, a few just plain dumb. That's one of Baron Cohen's weaknesses - quality control.
Top Critic
March 10, 2016
Grimsby's balls - actual balls - broke my dignity.
March 10, 2016
Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy brings the raunch - but the sharp satire is M.I.A.
March 10, 2016
While there may be comedy gold in an elephant's vagina, Mr. Cohen fails to find it here.
March 10, 2016
As a comedy, "The Brothers Grimsby" is weak and scattershot, but it's useful as an unintended self-indictment of the chattering classes' disgust and disdain for white working folk.
March 10, 2016
The movie has plenty of terrible scenes but also three very, very funny ones. I laughed a lot during those three moments, sometimes rather guiltily, but barely managed more than a chuckle elsewhere.
March 10, 2016
The movie's scant 83 minutes dictate that The Brothers Grimsby proceed impatiently; the movie feels cut to fit the running time, rather than for the effectiveness of either the story or the comedy.
March 10, 2016
Full disclosure: I was the lone critic in America to unabashedly recommend "Zoolander 2," so I'm certainly not ashamed to even less abashedly beg you to go see "The Brothers Grimsby."
March 10, 2016
At the very least, it's more entertaining than the time Baron Cohen dumped ashes on Ryan Seacrest at the Oscars but only barely.
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