The latest character Sacha Baron Cohen concocted feels more like a Jame Bond parody than its own thing. He has gone from giving us classics like Ali G and Borat, to the step down in quality known as Bruno, and lastly the garbage that was the dictator. The Brothers Grimsby is slightly better than the latter but not by much.
It wouldn’t be a Sacha Baron Cohen film if boundaries weren’t passed and this film pushes it to new extremes. I’m all for gross out humor to a certain extent but his gags outstay their welcome and go from funny to just nasty. The amount of genital in this movie is ridiculous and it’s basically his essential version of the poop joke. Don’t get me wrong, I laughed quite a bit during this film. The problem was I also sat there half the time rolling my eyes at the stupidity and jokes that missed the mark.
Speaking of mark, Mark Strong is the highlight of the film and really commits to both the action and comedy. He even has good chemistry with Cohen. Rebel Wilson is also in this and I’m starting to wonder if anybody else is sick of her yet. She is flat out annoying and obnoxious.
The orphan aspect to the film is an okay edition but when 20% of the film was them as little kids the movie really lost its pace. The kids acting makes the scenes feel even longer. Thankfully this film is only 82 minutes long.
The Brothers Grimsby is better than his last character outing but not by much. This movie has watch on Netflix written all over it.
5.5 out of 10 Reels
-Better than the Dictator
-Too much Genitalia
-Jokes that fall flat
-Rebel Wilson and the orphans