Grimsby

Grimsby

(2016)

One secret agent, one complete idiot.

Spy comedy from Sacha Baron Cohen. Mark Strong is a deadly MI6 agent forced to go on the run with his idiot football hooligan brother Nobby (Cohen). Co-stars Rebel Wilson and Isla Fisher. From the director of Now You See Me and The Transporter.... More

Nobby has everything a man from Grimsby (in northeast Britain) could want, including 11 children and the most gorgeous girlfriend in England (Wilson). But there's one thing missing: his little brother, Sebastian, who Nobby has spent 28 years searching for after they were separated as kids. Nobby sets off to reunite with Sebastian, unaware that not only is his brother MI6's deadliest assassin, but he's just uncovered plans for an imminent global terrorist attack. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realises that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.Hide

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I’m not the type of person who physically reacts to gross-out gags or shock comedy, so I’ve got to give Grimsby props for making me think: “Wow, they went THERE…” This doesn’t just apply to the scene that scarred Jimmy Kimmel’s audience. It takes the film only five minutes to drop a Cosby joke, 10 minutes to make a visual AIDs gag, and 15 minutes to kill an innocent bystander simply for a laugh. That should give you plenty to judge whether or not this is your kind of comedy, and if it is, add another star to the rating.... More

As a lower-class, football-loving, alcoholic father of 11 children, Sacha Baron Cohen plays the idiot Eggsy to Mark Strong’s Galahad in what could be described as Kingman re-written by a chanting, tipsy, English crowd at a FIFA match. As estranged brothers, themes surrounding economic status and family values are promoted through childhood flashbacks, but the film drags these scenes along with such disinterest, you can almost see an emergency dick joke parachuting from the sky.

At least some of the action attempts to be creative, with Baron Cohen dual-wielding pint glasses in a decent fight scene. The first-person sequences also increased my thirst for Hardcore Henry, but partly because the frenzied editing make them a slight headache to comprehend.

However, Grimsby pushes for laughs first and foremost, and its best gags are those that complement the inappropriate (like the things going into butts) with the utterly ridiculous (the physical capacities of said buttholes). But those gags aren’t plentiful, chained together by long threads of tired pop-culture references, repurposed versions of old jokes, Rebel Wilson doing her one shtick, and scenarios of misunderstanding that three Austin Powers movies ran into the ground.Hide


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BY thorinoak superstar

I like Sacha Baron Cohen. I really do. I really wanted to like Grimsby too but in light of Melissa McCarthy's hilarious Spy last year, this really doesn't stack up. A few giggles here and there and a gross out moment with a herd of elephants does very little to make this worth a watch.


BY Eamonncd lister

This movie maybe entirely silly but it has heart and you will not stop laughing as long as you just buckle up and enjoy the ride.


BY Ken-Burns superstar

But I haven't doubled up with laugher for a long time. The gags didn't stop coming. I'll take my nana.


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  • Carries a weird overall feel, like kids' TV but produced on a lavish scale with added filth. Full Review

  • It may occasionally shock a laugh from you, but between those moments your face will be a rictus of horror. Full Review

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