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Based on 36 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    If you're a Gilliam junkie, as I am, you go with it, even when the script by Ehren Kruger (The Skeleton Key) loses its shaky hold on coherence. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's the cinematic equivalent of an all-dessert meal: After the initial jolt, the lack of any real nourishment is apparent, and it becomes a struggle to stay awake. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Brothers never catches fire the way Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" did. And you almost feel during subpar special effects that sweaty stagehands are pushing the trees around. show more

  • 80
    Wall Street Journal

    A wildly wondrous reinvention of the story of the chroniclers of dark, occasionally horrific, child-pleasing fairy tales. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    If The Brothers Grimm flies apart like a badly designed airplane (and it does), it still has more going for it than most of the movie fare this summer. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The result is a bit of a mess: sometimes delightful, sometimes tedious, always creative. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Hugely ambitious but often failing to live up to those ambitions, Terry Gilliam's long-awaited The Brothers Grimm emerges as a folkloric adventure that intermittently entertains. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Gilliam has rarely been more inventive, energetic, or just plain funny. show more

  • 75
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    In the end it's still Gilliam Lite, but Gilliam Lite is better than no Gilliam at all. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    An absurd mess that's more entertaining than it has any right to be. show more

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