The Brothers Solomon
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The Brothers Solomon
Mr. Show alumnus Bob Odenkirk directed -- and SNL vet Will Forte scripted -- this gleefully raunchy tale of two socially backward but kind-hearted adult brothers, Dean and John Solomon (Forte and Will Arnett), who had the misfortune to be home-schooled by their father at a remote Arctic outpost. Destined to be perpetually single, their moronic, klutzy attempts at meeting new women (such as popping the question on a first date in a crowded restaurant) always blow up in their face. Then, one day, the Solomons receive the distressing news that their father is on his deathbed -- and to complicate… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The story makes no sense, and the two lead characters are repulsive, but I must confess I laughed immoderately at this clever piece of junk."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"I was so angry at everybody involved in the making of this film. It's just astonishing."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Though not without its screwball charm, The Brothers Solomon suffers from a lack of comic inspiration long before the film reaches the third trimester."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screendaily
"Disappointing comedy that takes a single joke and attempts to stretch it over an entire movie, with predictably poor results."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Relentlessly bad taste."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"There's no good time of the year for such a depressingly insincere movie that shirks any sense of reality but still desperately claws for emotional redemption at the end. Better to abort next time."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out New York
"A better film would have matched Arnett's seemingly effortless intensity throughout. This okay film does merely okay by it."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"mostly unfunny"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Odd-couple comedy that tries much too hard and, in other ways, not hard enough."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"Oh, brother! Firing blanks in every direction, this tedious vehicle for two hard-to-like comedians is stillborn from the off."
‑ Neil Smith, Film4
"Three gags miss for every one that hits."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times
"It's a moderately funny premise in search of some real laughs."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"...benefits from the inclusion of several genuinely funny whacked-out bits of comedy..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A dismal gross-out comedy."
‑ Karl French, Financial Times
"Direction is undistinguished, and the editing leaves far too much room for laughs that never arrive."
‑ Paul Arendt,
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