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The Brothers Bloom

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Overall 7
7.0

"The Brothers Bloom" by Yojimbo

FilmCrave
14 June 2012
  • Excerpt: One of two brothers and professional con men is persuaded by the other to embark on one last job, but is the object of the exercise the eccentric millionairess or the unhappy grifter himself? I loved Rian Johnson's debut Brick and The Brothers Bloom has the same kind of literary, post modern feel to it. It is a lighter, more quirky affair however, reminding me of Jeunet's work with its blend of the surreal, odd ball yet likeable characters and nods toward silent comedy.
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Overall 8
8.0

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FilmCrave
14 October 2011
  • Summary: Uber FANTASTIC! Rian Johnson aho made BRICK. Clearly this was going to be good. I enjoyed it. Great plot. Great acting. Loved the wardrobe for these characters. Suits just made my day. Saw Joseph Gorden-Levitt for a split second in his cameo. Loved it. He was in brick too? YES HE WAS!!! A great film from a very romising director. Can't wait to see what he brings us next.
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Overall 6
6.0

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FilmCrave
5 July 2011
  • Summary: Doesn't hold the same fascinating depth as Johnson's first film, but The Brothers Bloom is an often funny, lighthearted caper romp that packs an emotional punch by its conclusion. Johnson is a master at creating fully-realized quirky characters and razor-sharp dialogue. Rather than make a con movie that spends a long time detailing the planning and execution of the con (ahem, Ocean's Eleven + sequels), it uses the con as a backdrop for a compelling film about the...
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You must see this movie.

RyanCShowers, IMDb
28 August 2010
  • Summary: Rachel's role, Penelope, in The Brothers Bloom is far from her Oscar-winning effort in The Constant Gardener, but she elevates her role putting herself on par with Tessa Quale. Weisz steals the show here in a fun, energetic, elaborate tale, The Brothers Bloom. You'll be bouncing out of you seats watching this film.
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Overall 4
4.0

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FilmCrave
26 January 2010
  • Summary: Storyline had a chance but became too wishy half ay through - also Rachel's char didn't really do anything special which was a shame considering her skills from her childhood!
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Overall 9
9.0

A Breath Of Fresh Air

ddeepinder-ssingh, IMDb
27 September 2009
  • Summary: I have to say , this movie was certainly a breath of fresh air compared to the rest of the crap that has been coming out of the big production houses. If your looking for a different movie all together , with a good story line , great acting and lovely music score ( composed by Nathan Johnson , its perfectly matches the essence being portrayed in the movie) , this is it. Adrien Brody , Mark Ruffalo and Rachel Weiz are just amazing through out the movie .
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Overall 6
6.0

Tragically close to being good

Andrew DiMonte (NoArrow), IMDb
5 August 2009
  • Summary: "The Brothers Bloom" is a movie stock full of great ideas that it executes without any apparent knowledge of what makes a movie work. It's filmed in some of the most beautiful places in the world and captures them blandly. It's step-by-step full of great con-games that we don't care about. It's got one of the most interesting heroines in years that it ultimately leaves to the side, unaware of how to use her.
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Overall 6
6.0

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FilmCrave
29 July 2009
  • Summary: Loved it! Has elements "royal tenembaums", "Ocean's 12" & "Bandits"!
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Overall 5
5.0

Beautiful film that just doesn't add up

Scott-101, IMDb
22 June 2009
  • Summary: The Brothers Bloom, dir. Rian Johnson-The film had some very good elements: -The visual look was terrific. I wasn't sure if it was a period piece or it was set in the late 2000's, because there was a definite lack of cell phones and other modern day aparatuses in the frame. It was very retro, yet very much in the present -Rachel Weicz was such a fascinating character. How could a woman that beautiful and rich be so lonely? Weicz manages to pull it off.
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Overall 7
7.0

oddly enough, or maybe not, character-driven more than by plot - which works

MisterWhiplash, IMDb
22 May 2009
  • Summary: The Brothers Bloom starts off with a bang of cinematic energy. We're introduced, by a kind of whimsical narrator not unlike one might have remembered from Pushing Daisies, to the brothers, Stephen and Bloom, as children in a town where everything is one-note: one group of kids, one store, one this or that.
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