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
The Brothers Bloom is a film that is fairly average entertainment, a picture that had the potential of being a great movie, but comes up empty handed in the long run. I'm not saying that this is a bad film, quite on the contrary, but you do end up expecting more considering its interesting premise. I expected much more out of the film, and considering that the film was made by director Rian Johnson who would later helm the incredible Sci Fi action film Looper. Here he makes a good film that leaves a lot to be desired by the time the film concludes, and at times, the story could have been polished and there are things that could definitely have been improved upon. To me, it feels like the film managed to deliver and entertaining ride, but its potential is wasted on a script that could have been perfected a bit more before being made. I expected so much from this film, and it was a bit of a letdown. The Brothers Bloom isn't bad, like I said, but it should been much better as well considering the talent involved in the project. The Brothers Bloom is entertaining for what it manages to do, but by the times the credit, you definitely feel that something's missing to make this a film worth revisiting. Luckily director Rian Johnson has made a much better follow-up and with that being said, Johnson is a skilled filmmaker, but here he really should have focused on developing the script a bit more to make a truly memorable film. The Brothers Bloom had its heart at the right place, but for genre fans, they might want a much better film than this, and your expectations for this one should to enjoy something good, but definitely not great, and you might like it. I did like the film, but it should have been better.
- TheDudeLebowski65, Tuesday, July 29, 2014
i love BANG BANG! She was what really MADE this movie for me!
- MissMorganLeee, Sunday, October 18, 2009