The Brothers Bloom

The Brothers Bloom

The Brothers Bloom

This sophomore effort by up-and-comer Rian Johnson, director of the fantastic contemporary noir, Brick, tells the story of a pair of conmen – The Brothers Bloom, played by Adrian Brody and Mark Ruffalo. They decide to take on one last job, which involves taking an eccentric heiress (Rachel Weisz, as a woman who "collects hobbies") around the world on a romantic adventure. Filmed in Serbia, Montenegro, Romania and Prague.

2008Rating: M, contains violence & offensive language113 minsUSA
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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As much as you admire the stagecraft and the technical skills on display, when all is said and done, that's all it is: a fancy, not-quite-two-hour stunt.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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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 goes, and where it stops, nobody by that point much cares.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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The leads aren't only miscast -- Brody over-mopes and the usually wonderful Ruffalo seems out of sorts as a rascally schemer -- but interest in the con plot fades as the director's bag of tricks empties further.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A couple of rather Dickensian supporting roles by Robbie Coltrane and Maximilian Schell fall embarrassingly flat as they are more creations of costumes and makeup than actual flesh-and-blood. But then the same can be said for the entire movie.

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This hasn't had any hype - but is a wee gem! Recommended.

5.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

As much as you admire the stagecraft and the technical skills on display, when all is said and done, that's all it is: a fancy, not-quite-two-hour stunt.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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 goes, and where it stops, nobody by that point much cares.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The leads aren't only miscast -- Brody over-mopes and the usually wonderful Ruffalo seems out of sorts as a rascally schemer -- but interest in the con plot fades as the director's bag of tricks empties further.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A couple of rather Dickensian supporting roles by Robbie Coltrane and Maximilian Schell fall embarrassingly flat as they are more creations of costumes and makeup than actual flesh-and-blood. But then the same can be said for the entire movie.

0

This hasn't had any hype - but is a wee gem! Recommended.

5.0
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