Two men who have made a career out of spinning remarkable stories find themselves bringing them to life in this inventive fantasy inspired by the creators of some of the world's best-loved fairy tales. Will Grimm (Matt Damon) and his brother Jake Grimm (Heath Ledger) earn their living by traveling from village to village and vanquishing strange supernatural beasts that have been menacing the populace. Or at least that's what their clients think has been happening; as it happens, Will and Jake are confidence men who cleverly stage the ghostly attacks and then take payment for making the creatures they fabricated go away. One day, the brothers arrive in a town and offer to help its people drive away evil spirits, unaware that the community is bordered by a genuine enchanted forest, and that young girls in the village have been disappearing at a frightful rate. The Grimm Brothers must now learn how to deal with real magic, with the help of the lovely but fearless Angelika (Lena Headey). Directed by Terry Gilliam, The Brothers Grimm also stars Monica Bellucci, Peter Stormare, and Jonathan Pryce. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Not good. Not bad. It's like eating cold and mild chicken wings. By the way, the unknown reason of Heath Ledger being casted as the geeky one, while Matt (the hack) Damon as the cool one, is completely beyond me, and the combination does NOT work. The only bright spots come from the ladies. Bellucci as the evil queen is delicious with badness, while Lena Headey's character is likeable and enjoyable. In the second half, most audience probably would secretly wish the ladies having coverage than the Grims.
This could have been a much better movie if the viewer had been able to see the brothers Grimm pull off more of their dog and pony show. Instead after just one of there smoke and mirrors act things go wrong. There not to smart partners,who would rather have a 20th of the take each then 10 per cent, are caught setting up the next take down, In-order to save then from the grand torturer the brothers are offered a deal, they must find another grifter. And so the story begins. Personally I think the best part of the film ended and the per verbal worst began. The film falls flat on its face, and even Heath Ledger and Jonathan Pryce cant put this Humpty Dumpty back together again.