Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 10 out of 17
  1. 67
    A better film would have matched Arnett's seemingly effortless intensity throughout. This okay film does merely okay by it.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    50
    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. The upbeat brothers are full of sweetness and love, but the script is made of taffy, and if you can chew and laugh at the same time, you're welcome to it.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    38
    If anyone is to blame for this bomb it's Forte: He wrote the thing, and one would assume he's the one responsible for those uncomfortable silences where jokes are supposed to be.
  7. Not-funniest comedy of the year so far.
  8. Had a lot of promise, but ultimately isn't very funny.
  9. There is no getting these boys down. They are just like Lloyd and Harry in the Farrelly brothers' breakthrough 1994 hit, "Dumb & Dumber." Except that they are never, ever funny.
  10. 0
    Excruciatingly acted and ineptly directed by Bob Odenkirk, The Brothers Solomon is faux Farrelly brothers that should have gone straight to video.
  11. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    40
    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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 30
    There is nothing sadder, either in real life or on the movie screen, than an unlikable idiot, and what we have with this dreadful comedy -- the longest 90 minutes of the film year -- is the sight of not one but two charm-free fools.
  15. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    30
    A deranged, sometimes desperate parody of an inspirational losers-make-good comedy. Three gags miss for every one that hits.
  16. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    20
    If "Hot Rod" and "The Ex" couldn't attract an audience, this full-blown comedy miscarriage stands no chance.
  17. Reviewed by: Eric Alt
    38
    About the best thing that can be said about The Brothers Solomon is that it's harmless. It's mild, familiar, and as inconsequential as a sitcom episode.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 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 »