Release Date; March/11/2016 (Rated R)
UK, Australia, USA
Director; Louis Leterrier
Writers; Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnson
Runtime – 83 minutes
Big Talk Productions, Columbia Pictures, Four by Two Films
Other exciting elements within the film make it very watchable also. In moments an unexpected first person POV puts the viewer in mind of films like The Bourne trilogy or more recently Hardcore Henry (I film I have still yet to see but am more than eager to explore based on my adoration of Hotel Inferno and the unique ‘vibe’ it boasts). This view works more than effectively to emphasis Sebastian (Mark Strong’s) role in the film, his proficiency and superhero like level of dedication to his career without second though of personal injury.
If the viewer is able to absorb/learn anything from watching The Brothers Grimsby it’s a set of important life lessons at the very least message (though perhaps not a complete set) that’s ironically on much the same level as a common garden Disney film, though obviously not presented with the same panache – Love your fellow man regardless of ‘class structure’. Don’t trust a book by its cover irrespective of appearance and innate intelligence level displayed and lastly be weary of the all-consuming power that comes with brandishing a smoking hot ‘weapon’ (I’ll let the reader ponder upon the real meaning of the word ‘weapon’). There may be many more but nothing quite as poignant as those listed.
Overall The Brothers Grimsby is a celluloid treat that needs to be witnessed, will most probably be hated vehemently by most and fondly remembered by only a very limited few as (in my opinion) perhaps Sacha’s most ambitious and best work to date. I for one am leaning very much towards the later.
A throbbing, thrusting, smoking huge middle finger in the air
I’m expecting a deluge of divided opinions.