The Brothers Bloom Synopsis
Two con artist brothers swindle an eccentric millionaire, but she turns the table on the duo.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The Brothers Bloom has it all: charming romance, jaunty adventure story, witty dialogue, gorgeous cinematography and superb performances.
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Chicago Tribune

The jaunty, energetic first 10 minutes of The Brothers Bloom are easily the best first 10 minutes of any film I've seen this year. And...
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By James Berardinelli
The Brothers Bloom with satisfy those with a yearning for lighthearted heist tales, comedies, and offbeat romances.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This time we expect to be played, but the twist is that we're also touched -- which, the film implies, is the cinema's own form of...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This movie is lively at times, it's lovely to look at, and the actors are persuasive in very difficult material. But around and around it...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Rian Johnson's film is a scam wrapped in a sham.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A couple of rather Dickensian supporting roles by Robbie Coltrane and Maximilian Schell fall embarrassingly flat as they are more creations...
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San Francisco Chronicle

Emotionally, The Brothers Bloom hasn't a trace of detachment or cynicism. Even if you don't quite comprehend the ending (there seem to be 12...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Breezily enjoyable for about 10 minutes, until you realize the entire movie is going to be pitched at the same exuberantly manic pace. It's...
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New York Daily News

An overstuffed failure that mistakes sleight storytelling for dazzling entertainment.
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Storytelling at its best

By illogical hawk
A beautiful and whimsical tale for anyone and everyone looking for a summer treat. On the surface it's an easy going film about life and love, taking us to exotic places around the world to meet...

Truly Entertaining!!!

By JFandrich
This movie was quirky, funny, a bit sad but delightful to watch. A truly entertaining experience!...

enjoy the Brothers Bloom

By rowell1215
An enjoyably quirky, funny and witty ride with a great cast and script....

A great con-man story...

By movies-4-me
The second film from writer/director Rian Johnson (BRICK) is a fun little story about two brothers, Stephen (Mark Ruffalo) and Bloom (Adrien Brody), who grow up to become con-men after a childhood of...

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By jessbacon81
so awkward, and funny, and sweet and beautiful. this was just delightful....

The Brothers Bloom is Great

By makeupgirl27
I loved the movie,thought it was funny and quirky. Love the actors in it,Adrien Brody is terrific ,as always a favorite,Mark Ruffalo is very good too as his brother.. Rachael Weitz is hysterical as...

The Brothers Bloom is fantastic!

By Artie Joe
So Rian Johnson's follow up to Brick may not hold up to early summer blockbuster fare as the craptacular Wolverine or the highly entertaining Star Trek, but The Brothers Bloom is entertaining enough...

Man what asleeper!

By Vectrexer
One of the funniest and most beautifully crafted movies I have seen in a long while. This is an solid "A" movie. The Brothers Bloom [BLOCKED WEBSITE] Sort of a mix of The Sting, along with a...

Looks like a ripe off

By Moo-VFanatic
This movie(after seeing the trailer) looks like it has many similarities towards the Bank Job, the italian Job and the Oceans movies. I am intersted although the plot has been grown form these other...

Brothers Bloom needed a better ending

By Kloatthemovies
Hillarious most of the time, Brothers Bloom delivers a fast paced con men story. Sadly, the third act is just weak. No one seems to know how to end movies these days. Oh well. I still had a great...

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Rated PG-13 | For violence, some sensuality and brief strong language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Adventure and romance mix in bold, irreverent dramedy.
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