The Brothers Grimm – Filtered

Theatrical Release: August 26, 2005
DVD Release: December 20, 2005
The Brothers Grimm – Filtered
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Synopsis

This fantasy thriller, with some comedy, is set in small German villages in 1796. Will (Matt Damon) and Jake (Heath Ledger) Grimm have a reputation as successful exorcists of spirits and curses but are in reality con-artists who fake scenarios to get people to pay them to have bogus spirits removed. When girls like Little Red Riding Hood, Gretal and Snow White mysteriously disappear between Germany and France, communities panic and call the brothers Grimm into action. But the Grimms realize they have a true curse on their hands. Angelika (Lena Headey), who lost her family years ago in these woods, is the only one who understands the magical sorcery they face. Together, Will, Jake and Angelika battle trees and monsters of various sorts, but the Grimms still suspect they are being tricked as they have tricked others, but far more convincingly.

Dove Review

“The Brothers Gimm” contained many bits and pieces of different fairy tales which was sort of interesting. But it seemed to be lacking in the storyline. The film was a little boring and seemed to last a long time. The violence in this film was too great to be family friendly and there were some disturbing images. The older brother however did learn that his younger brother wasn’t as dumb as he thought and that his ideas were worth listening to.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Fire set on horses' bottoms, spider web comes out of horse's mouth and tangles up a young girl and then horse swallows her, man shot in the back of his head, man shot in the back, woman drowns, man shot in chest, ax thrown into man's back, man's arm is cut with sword, man stabbed in his chest with flagpole, man stabbed in chest with knife, man cuts hands picking up broken pieces of glass.
Sex: Kissing
Language: None
Violence: Fire set on horses' bottoms, spider web comes out of horse's mouth and tangles up a young girl and then horse swallows her, man shot in the back of his head, man shot in the back, woman drowns, man shot in chest, ax thrown into man's back, man's arm is cut with sword, man stabbed in his chest with flagpole, man stabbed in chest with knife, man cuts hands picking up broken pieces of glass.
Drugs: Alcohol consumed.
Nudity: Cleavage
Other: Witch flying around the barn, some spell casting. Fairy tale type.

Info

Company: Dimension Films
Writer: Ehren Kruger
Director: Terry Gilliam
Producer: Daniel Bobker
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 118 min.
Reviewer: Debbie Satala