The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

The Brothers Grimsby 2016

US Title:
The Brothers Grimsby
Year:
2016
Country:
UK
Home Title:
Grimsby
Director:
Louis Leterrier


What’s It About?
A top MI-6 operative is framed for a high-level assassination and is forced to go into hiding with his bumbling long-lost brother.

Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
This movie is packed with over-the-top, envelope-pushing, often-tasteless, Borat-like jokes – what Sacha Baron Cohen is well known for. Some of the gags are genuinely funny, but quite a few of them are juvenile or barrel scraping. For me, I probably laughed more than I should have, and at jokes I know I’m too old for. But, oh well. I wasn’t surprised by the style of humor in Grimsby, but I was surprised by how committed Mark Strong is to it, and how funny his deadpan delivery is. Also worth nothing: Rebel Wilson and Gabourey Sidibe’s screentime is inexplicably small.

Final Grade: C+

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