The Brothers Bloom

They'd never let the truth come between them


The Brothers Bloom
Another who's-fooling-who con movie, set mostly in exotic European locations. Two brothers have mastered the art of the con as they grew up shunted from one foster home to another. Now, the quiet one wants out, but the extroverted one persuades him to do one last job. The mark is a rich, lonely young woman. She is initially flattered by their attentions and travels with them around Europe, but things get complicated when romance — and armed thugs — enter the picture.

111 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Robert Coltrane, Maximilian Schell, narrated by Ricky Jan
Director
Rian Johnson
ScreenplayRian Johnson
MusicNathan Johnson
CinematographySteve Yedlin
EditingGabriel Wrye
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2008
Produced byEndgame Entertainment, Ram Bergman Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong
NudityNone
SexImplied
ViolenceModerate
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Kirk Honeycutt
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople
15
Cape Times
Christy Lemire
10
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden
15
The Citizen
Leon van Nierop quote iconIt takes about 30 minutes before the film's charm wears off.
12
24.com
Shaheema Barodien quote iconWith crisp writing and a masterful cast, The Brothers Bloom is well worth your time.
15
Box Office
Marco Cerritos quote iconThe final result is an interesting mess.
8
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconAt a certain point, we think we're in on the moves of the con, and then we think we're not, and then we're not sure, and then we're wrong, and then we're right, and then we're wrong again, and we're entertained up to another certain point...
13
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconWhat’s best about The Brothers Bloom, though, is the unusual way in which Johnson invites and then exploits our inherent wariness of con-man scenarios. The script frontloads most of its trickery and then dares us to take the disarming sincerity of the final moments at face value. It’s a gamble that pays off.
10
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconDespite the great cast, a fun opening sequence establishing the brotherly duo, and some creative flourishes, I found most of the affair forced when not boring.
8
Metacritic.com
26 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
108 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDespite strong performances The Brothers Bloom ultimately does not fulfill its lofty ambitions
13

What the People say

Internet
1783 Netizens quote iconCharm, appeal, nice clothes, not enough danger
15

Average .. 60%

12

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