Conclusion: There is a wonderful dreamy feel to Rian Johnson's The Brothers Bloom . It is one of those films where not everything makes sense, but the story is so beautiful that it does not really matter. I enjoyed it a lot.
Excerpt: If the idea of a modern-day high-school drama played out entirely like a film noir wasn�t entirely successful in Rian Johnson�s debut feature Brick , the novelty of the conceit tiring pretty quickly once it had served its purpose in establishing a particular mood, it did at least indicate the...
Conclusion: A fun but somewhat frivolous movie, The Brothers Bloom doesn't achieve -- but then again rarely aims for -- some higher level of meaning. It's fairly superficial, but there's still a semblance of depth to the characters -- particularly that of Bloom -- and meaning to the story.
Excerpt: Between his 2005 debut Brick and this week's The Brothers Bloom , filmmaker and ( crack Movieline screenwriter ) Rian Johnson has proven to be something of a savant with the modern crime thriller.
Excerpt: There are so, so many things to enjoy about The Brothers Bloom , from Rian Johnson's witty and energetic direction to the tender fraternal relationship between the main characters, Bloom (Adrien Brody) and Stephen (Mark Ruffalo).
Excerpt: Not all outsiders are con artists, but every con artist has to be an outsider at heart. Insinuating into other people’s lives is an essential professional skill, but those who can’t step away in an instant might as well become schnooks like all the rest.
Excerpt: "The Brothers Bloom" is an offbeat, eccentric story. The unique approach to story-telling is utterly refreshing as it blends moments of genuine romance, intrigue and comedy which are complemented by a superb, mostly orchestral score.