The Brothers Solomon

Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 10 out of 17

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Critic Reviews

  1. The sheer, animal idiocy beaming from their faces in the opening credits of The Brothers Solomon creates the film's only moment of uncalculated comic joy.
  2. The movie doesn't have much visual style or atmosphere, but it does have a kinder, gentler spirit than many gross-out comedies, and that makes it a likable time killer.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    There's nothing very wise about The Brothers Solomon. It's a moderately funny premise in search of some real laughs.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Russo
    50
    This new goof might have been funnier still if the premise weren't so derivative, so just been there, done that.
  5. 50
    The stoy makes no sense, and the two lead characters are repulsive, but I must confess I laughed immoderately at this clever piece of junk.
  6. A syrupy fable about love and family? What happened? Did they lose their nerves? Or did some meddling studio executive pull them back before they went too far out on a limb? The comedy gods hate a coward, so let’s hope it’s the latter.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. kak
    Sep 7, 2007
    9
    I've never commented here before, and given the wretched reviews professional and amateur so far given I felt I should weigh in. This I've never commented here before, and given the wretched reviews professional and amateur so far given I felt I should weigh in. This movie is definitely worth seeing if you're into awkward comedy. This is perhaps the most awkward comedy I've seen in a theatre. Everyone has latched onto the SNL connection so far with Will Forte, but the important one is definitely his one episode stint on HBO's Flight of the Conchords. That's the style he's going for. And Will Arnett pulls it all of beautifully alongside him. Again, if you like Extras, Flight of the Conchords, the Office (and don't come back just to follow the status of Jim and Pam's relationship); if you liked Stranger than Fiction... Given a nine, by the way, because I don't really believe in giving tens. Full Review »
  2. KevinC.
    Sep 7, 2007
    10
    Will Arnett is the shit.
  3. Jul 30, 2013
    10
    I have probably watched this movie 10 times and continue to find it hilarious. Theres nothing pretentious about it which is why I presume theI have probably watched this movie 10 times and continue to find it hilarious. Theres nothing pretentious about it which is why I presume the critics hated it. Either way, its not the next great American comedy but it is most definitely worth a watch. Or 10. Full Review »