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Siskoid

Always up for a con man movie, The Brothers Bloom is a lot fun, if tonally all over the place. It's quite clearly a comedy, with background gags and very fanciful characters, but it's also trying for psychological truth and a wistful, melancholy atmosphere. I don't mind the mix; it's quirky and manages to be both funny and sad. The story concerns the world's two greatest con men, played by Mark Rafallo and Adrian Brody. Of the Blooms, the latter wants out from this life, and the former wants him to leave it in style, and perhaps a little more. He chooses one last mark, an eccentric hermit of a girl played by Rachel Weitz. As this crazy story develops, the audience starts to wonder if she's really being conned, or if Brody's character is the real mark, since Rafallo's idea of a con is to give the mark exactly what he wanted after all. You should never trust what you're seeing in a con movie, because there's usually a con being played on the audience as well. I may have been more suspicious than I needed to be with this one, or you could say the movie could have done with a couple more twists. Or perhaps that's the twist. Or perhaps I shouldn't trust the ending. Hm. I should stop worrying and just give it my recommendation as a fun flick with enough surprises to fulfill its genre requirements.
4 years 7 months ago
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acelerada

Make way, make room for the brothers Bloom!
4 years 8 months ago
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Rigters

I'm starting to love Adrien Brody, what a great actor! It's Rian Johnson worst movie, but it isn't bad. It's actually a funny movie inspired in movies like The Sting.
6 years 5 months ago
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ThomasFTB

Not as good as Brick or Looper, but still entertaining
6 years 10 months ago
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JCL

Very entertaining.
9 years ago
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sherlocksonlywoman

Its a great story and I love Adrien Brody!
7 years 10 months ago
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akuma587

Sparklemotions said it pretty well that the movie drags on a bit towards the end. I will add that this movie really wants to be great, but there is just something lacking in the execution that prevents it from doing so. It is hard to describe exactly what that is. Probably just losing focus in some parts of the film, not a tight enough screenplay, and/or not quite enough editing.

That is not to say that this is a bad film by any stretch of the imagination. I think it is pretty good and would recommend it if you like the trailer or premise of the film.
8 years 7 months ago
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Suzanne

I love Adrien Brody so I guess my opinion is not quite objective, but for me it's a pretty good movie.
8 years 10 months ago
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pedrofiuza

It's a great movie!
8 years 10 months ago
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sparklemotions

I loved the first part of this movie, but then it dragged on a little too long at the end with all the twists and voiceovers and whatnot.

Adrien Brody is much a better actor than I usually give him credit for because he seems like a douche in real life. But in this he's charming.
8 years 9 months ago
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