The Brothers Bloom
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Adventure and romance mix in bold, irreverent dramedy.
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Fresh: The Brothers Bloom is inventive, but its relentless cleverness limits its emotional pull.
- Alastair McKay, Uncut Magazine [UK], Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: Even if you don't quite comprehend the ending (there seem to be 12 of them), you'll still feel the wallop of its consequences.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, May 22, 2009
Fresh: We feel regularly discombobulated on the sea of this movies ideas which is a good thing for people feeling marooned by the general stupidity of this summers film releases.
- Andrew O'Hagan, This is London, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Brittle than the Brick (which again, I didn't find *that* great). One of the most disappointing con flicks I've come across. Suspension of disbelief would be a stupid excuse to overlook its unrealistic, idiotic ending. Mark Ruffalo & (especially) Rinko Kikuchi's performances made this tedious journey relatively bearable.
- imrealgod, Thursday, September 9, 2010
This was my first exposure to the work of Rian Johnson, and I really wasn't sure what to expect going into it. As a general rule, I usually like caper and con films. They're not my favorite, but every now and then I like a film where there's lots of twists and turns, and quirky usually is a good thing too. I think this is quite decent, though perhaps a bit too smug. What we get is the story of two con artist brothers, and their escapades. When the younger decides to go legit, the older persuades him into one last con, which, as we all know, usually doesn't work out as planned. I really enjoyed the acting, and the costumes and set design were also fantastic. The music was nice too. Even though this film isn't bad, it's not really the greatest piece of work either. I can't quite explain or really describe its shortcomings though. There's just something about it that I can't put my finger on, but recognize it as being good, but slight. I still think you should see it though, at least once, as it does have some good stuff going for it while it lasts.
- cosmo313, Friday, August 9, 2013