The Brothers Grimsby

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Gross-out comedy is obsessed with bodily fluids, sex, guns.

R 2016 83 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 18+

Couldn’t Finish It.

Other reviewers have described the attempts at comedy in this movie as “gross-out,” “raunchy,” or “slapstick.” We may need some context, here. “Gross-out” is the pie-eating contest scene from “Stand By Me.” “Raunchy” would best describe the Tom Hanks movie “Bachelor Party.” “Slapstick” makes me think of The Three Stooges, whose cartoon violence was so mild, I shrugged it off while I was in Kindergarten. We are borderline X-Rated by the time we get to the “suck out the poison” gag, and I don’t even want to get into the whole elephant scene, which is where I finally had to shut it off. It could have been a funny movie. It starts with a fun idea. It does seem to want to say something important about family. But you won’t hear that message over the noise of people accidentally being infected with AIDS (because Harry Potter getting AIDS is hilarious, right?) and you won’t see it, either, because it’s hidden behind male genitalia that are used as sight gags. I’m no Puritan, but this movie is rubbish, and I believe that if any laughter was derived from it, it was the writers laughing at how people like me would react to their movie and what sticks in the mud we are for being so bothered by elephant ejaculate. I didn’t finish this movie. You shouldn’t start it.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

A very, very, VERY raunchy movie!

I'm still trying to process the elephant scene. Yup, there is literally a scene where the 2 main protagonists are inside a female elephant's vagina and become drenched in semen while the female elephant is repeatedly mounted by numerous males. Needless to say, this movie should not be watched by anyone younger than 17 years old.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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