The Brothers Grimm

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Released 2005

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Director:
Terry Gilliam
Released:
2005
Rating:
PG-13

The Brothers Grimm is a 2005 comic fantasy starring Matt Damon and Heath Ledger as the famous fairy tale collectors. In 18th century Germany, Will (Matt Damon) and Jake Grimm (Heath Ledger) make a living by tricking small villages into believing that supernatural beasts are haunting the town and only they can make them go away. Their con works splendidly until General Delatombe (Jonathan Pryce) catches them and forces them to visit a small town bordering an actual enchanted forest. Young girls keep disappearing and a frightening sound rumbles in the woods. For the first time, the brothers must face real monsters. With the help of a village girl, Angelika (Lena Headey), who lost her sister, the brothers will face the 500-year old Mirror Queen (Monica Bellucci) and an assortment of frightening apparitions. Directed by the inventive Terry Gilliam ("Brazil"), this colorful adventure weaves in fairy tale characters from the Brothers Grimm tales.

Metacritic Score

  • 50

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    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 ...

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    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 unwelcom...

  • 50

    Variety Robert Koehler

    The tilt here toward a hyperactive, buddy-movie action-adventure with loud comic archetypes is a poor fit for a film that relies on fairy tale icons and themes.

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  • Grimm Indeed

    1.0
    This has to be one of the worst movies ever made.

    Horrid plot

    Horrible writing

    Horrible cast

    horrible effects



    There was absolutely nothing funny about this movie but they insisted on making it a "comedy". But there is a difference between being funny or slapstick and just plain out insulting someones intelligence.

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