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The Brothers Grimm


Rated PG-13 for violence, frightening sequences and brief suggestive material.

PG-13 In Theaters 08/26/2005 , 118min.
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David Edelstein
Like a lot of Gilliam's movies it's too overloaded--antic, indulgent, overdesigned--to get off the ground for more than a minute or two at a stretch. Full Review
Jim Fusilli
Wall Street Journal
A wildly wondrous reinvention of the story of the chroniclers of dark, occasionally horrific, child-pleasing fairy tales. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Unfortunately, although Gilliam has always had a taste for the outre, he has allowed it to get out of hand here and swallow the picture whole. There's an excessiveness, an unwelcome too-muchness to "Grimm's" creepy moments. Full Review
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. Full Review
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
Kitted out in period garb and dubious British accents, the actors throw themselves into this flimsy contrivance with energy, but are badly served by a director focused on flipping switches and twirling knobs. Despite a few early sparks of promise The Brothers Grimm sputters and coughs along like an unoiled machine, grinding gears and nerves in equal measure. Full Review

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