The Brothers Grimm
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Two men who have made a career out of spinning remarkable stories find themselves bringing them to life in this inventive fantasy inspired by the creators of some of the world's best-loved fairy tales. Will Grimm (Matt Damon) and his brother Jake Grimm (Heath Ledger) earn their living by traveling from village to village and vanquishing strange supernatural beasts that have been menacing the populace. Or at least that's what their clients think has been happening; as it happens, Will and Jake are confidence men who cleverly stage the ghostly attacks and then take payment for making the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

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"The Brothers Grimm has enough haunting, fairy-tale imagery for 10 movies, but no emotional kick to drive those images home."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"Jammed with stuff and all but empty of drama."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Wide-eyed, messy, lustrous, rich with enchantment, both giddy and perverse"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A disjointed, ear-splitting, visually-jarring, mirthless exercise in pandemonium that director Terry Gilliam tries to pass off as family entertainment."
‑ Kam Williams, Princeton Town Topics
"It's hard to imagine whom the filmmakers had in mind for this lavish production."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"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."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The best thing to be said about this expensive but drab wannabe mirthmaker is that it has some of its director's quirky touches."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"The only redeeming feature is the hope that [director Terry Gilliam's] salary from The Brothers Grimm,/i> will help him set up a good, old-fashioned Gilliam film, in the tradition of his excellent early work."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"everyone involved in the production appears to have become lost in the dark woods, hoping somehow to find their way out with an incoherent trail of compromises."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"It's a slog, an out-of-control fantasy that's strangely unenchanting and, in the end, rather tiresome."
‑ Kurt Loder, MTV
"This time, Gilliam's storytelling is even more convoluted than his bookkeeping."
‑ Craig Outhier, Orange County Register
"At times this fanciful romp lurches uneasily between violence, slapstick comedy and sublime escapism - in other words, it's pure Gilliam."
‑ Luke Goodsell, Empire Magazine Australasia
"The movie feels thoroughly like a project Gilliam did halfheartedly, just to stay in the game."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"As magical as classic fairy tales may seem to be, a winking Gilliam is out to prove here that to a profoundly superstitious, stressed out early 19th century world, those legends were as frighteningly real as any documentary or even reality show today."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"Una aventura cómica y liviana, que se beneficia de la imaginación visual del director Terry Gilliam."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
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