Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Brothers Bloom Reviews

3.0

55

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 88

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    The Brothers Bloom has it all: charming romance, jaunty adventure story, witty dialogue, gorgeous cinematography and superb performances.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    The Brothers Bloom with satisfy those with a yearning for lighthearted heist tales, comedies, and offbeat romances.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    This time we expect to be played, but the twist is that we're also touched -- which, the film implies, is the cinema's own form of deception.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    The jaunty, energetic first 10 minutes of The Brothers Bloom are easily the best first 10 minutes of any film I've seen this year. And while the succeeding hour and 43 minutes doesn't hold up to the movie's opening scenes, the whole endeavor is still an awfully good time.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    This movie is lively at times, it's lovely to look at, and the actors are persuasive in very difficult material. But around and around it goes, and where it stops, nobody by that point much cares.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    A couple of rather Dickensian supporting roles by Robbie Coltrane and Maximilian Schell fall embarrassingly flat as they are more creations of costumes and makeup than actual flesh-and-blood. But then the same can be said for the entire movie.

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