The Brothers Grimm
The Brothers Grimm (2005)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 26, 2005
DVD Release Date: December 20, 2005
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Brothers Grimm is full of beautiful imagery, but the story is labored and less than enchanting.

David Edelstein

The Brothers Grimm has enough haunting, fairy-tale imagery for 10 movies, but no emotional kick to drive those images home.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Jammed with stuff and all but empty of drama.

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

At times this fanciful romp lurches uneasily between violence, slapstick comedy and sublime escapism - in other words, it's pure Gilliam.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Mike Clark
USA Today

The best thing to be said about this expensive but drab wannabe mirthmaker is that it has some of its director's quirky touches.

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Fernando F. Croce

Wide-eyed, messy, lustrous, rich with enchantment, both giddy and perverse

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Craig Outhier
Orange County Register

This time, Gilliam's storytelling is even more convoluted than his bookkeeping.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The result is something that might best be called Monty Python and the Holy Mess.

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Steve Biodrowski

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.

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[img][/img] The Brothers Grimm is Terry Gilliam's first film that lacks a surealist… More
Dead Angel
This movie was entertaining yet it lacked something. It does have a lot of potential in it. It was like a mixture of different fairy tales. But somewhat, it… More
Kevin M. Williams
Terry Gilliam gives us this unique congregation of the well known Grimm fairy tales, built around a traveling pair of con artists bilking superstitious country… More
danny d
it seems like the people who dont know or dont understand grimms fairy tales were the ones who didnt get this film. i loved it, and although i have often… More
Eric Alvarez
One of the few (if not the only) movie(s) I have walked out of in theaters. The film wants to go many places, but fails to go to any of them. Extremely boring,… More
Stephen M
I've been putting off watching this for ages thinking I would hate it and, what do you know, I rather enjoyed it in the end. I can't help feeling… More