The Brothers Solomon
The Brothers Solomon (2007)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 7, 2007
DVD Release Date: December 26, 2007
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Squandering its impressive cast with poorly-directed gags, The Brothers Solomon is a one-joke film stretched well beyond its limits.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

A better film would have matched Arnett's seemingly effortless intensity throughout. This okay film does merely okay by it.

Tim Grierson
Screen International

Though not without its screwball charm, The Brothers Solomon suffers from a lack of comic inspiration long before the film reaches the third trimester.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

Three gags miss for every one that hits.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

It's a moderately funny premise in search of some real laughs.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

mostly unfunny

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I was so angry at everybody involved in the making of this film. It's just astonishing.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Neither Odenkirk's limp direction nor SNL alumnus Will Forte's script -- not nearly clever enough to get away with its questionable gags about matters sexual and racial -- provides much by way of actual plot or comedy.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...benefits from the inclusion of several genuinely funny whacked-out bits of comedy...

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
This is one of the stupidest movies I have ever seen. I sat through the entire film but there was never a time when I like it. The ending was the only relief of… More
Michael Gildea
The talent involved with The Brothers Solomon left the sky as the limit but it was just really disappointing. The consistency with Will Arnett and Will… More
Leigh Ryan
Stupid, but cute, all at the same time. I might watch again, but more than likely won't.
Martin Bishop
I gotta say, this movie surprised me. I had thought for sure it would be one of the worst films of the year, but found myself laughing out loud frequently… More
Curtis Lilly
For as stupid as it was, I did laugh out loud a few times. Probably because I miss Job from Arrested Development. Nothing says love like a diaper full of… More
Lenny Muggsy
Not really funny at all, Will Forte is hilarious in most things he does, had some descent lines.