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The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

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Mother Grimm (as Barbara Lukesova)
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Young Jacob
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Gendarme
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Josef Pepa Nos ...
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Harry Gilliam ...
Stable Boy
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Old Miller
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Miller's Daughter (as Marika Prochazkova)
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Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for violence, frightening sequences and brief suggestive material | See all certifications »

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26 August 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$88,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,092,079, 28 August 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,916,267, 20 October 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,316,267
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Because of problems with the Writers Guild of America, Terry Gilliam and Tony Grisoni were not able to credit themselves as writers of the screenplay, despite the many changes they made to Ehren Kruger's original script. They invented a credit for themselves as "Dress Pattern Makers" and were quoted as saying that the film was made from a "dress pattern," not necessarily made a "screenplay." See more »

Goofs

When cranking the brother out of the well, the "ratchet" is reversed. It would never lock to hold its position as it was turned. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sister Grimm: Mama, it's so cold.
Mother Grimm: It's very, very cold. Will. Put another log on the fire, lad.
Young Will: There isn't any more firewood, Mama.
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Crazy Credits

At the very start when the MGM lion does his usual roar, he starts as normal but then howls like a wolf. See more »

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References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

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Tavern Scene
Composed and Performed by Ladislav Horak, Frantisek Matijovsky, Ivo Mrazek,
Filip Spaleny and Tomas Brauner
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Damon, Ledger, and CGI, oh my!
5 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

The beginning of this movie sucked me in and I really wanted to see how it all came together. As the movie went on though, I found it getting progressively worse. Everything that was a special effect in the movie was CGI and poorly done CGI at that. I could understand the wolf standing on two legs, but trees are CGI and spider webs are CGI. It just got so ridiculous I started to lose interest. Everyone's character is over the top without any point to it. The references to the grimm tales was really the only thing in this movie that seemed like they put thought into it (at first), but then they got sloppy with even that.

The cast wasn't bad, but it was just seemed like there was no direction for this film. They wanted it to be a grimm tale, but with a modern way of telling it. The first five minutes like I said sucked me in and I was waiting for them to build off of that moment in Jacob's life. Then it becomes a whole other movie. I was happy I didn't spend any money to see this, I found myself thinking (after every CGI moment) "What was I thinking?" I still have no answer for that question.

In my opinion this movie isn't worth any kind of fee. If you want to see it borrow it from a friend or find another (legal) way to view it without paying. When or if you see this movie don't let the first five minutes trick you, the movie will only get worse from there.


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