Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Gilliam has rarely been more inventive, energetic, or just plain funny.
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Wall Street Journal

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

By Peter Travers
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.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
An absurd mess that's more entertaining than it has any right to be.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The result is a bit of a mess: sometimes delightful, sometimes tedious, always creative.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Strenous yet flat, The Brothers Grimm is a let's-see-what-sticks spectacle that, coming from Terry Gilliam, is more grim than "Grimm."
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
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.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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.
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51 out of 100
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