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The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

Grimsby (original title)
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A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.

Director:

Louis Leterrier

Writers:

Sacha Baron Cohen (story by), Phil Johnston (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sacha Baron Cohen ... Nobby
Rebel Wilson ... Dawn Grobham
Freddie Crowder ... Tsunami
Jon-Jon Lockwood Jon-Jon Lockwood ... Jason
Shaun Thomas ... Skeletor
Claudia Adshead Claudia Adshead ... Britney
Mark Strong ... Sebastian Graves
Lex Shrapnel ... Steven Marber
Isla Fisher ... Jodie Figgis
David James David James ... Jordan Beder
Rory Keenan ... James Thurbeck
Tamsin Egerton ... Carla Barnes
Johnny Vegas ... Milky Pimms
Ricky Tomlinson ... Paedo Pete
David Harewood ... Black Gareth
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Storyline

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong crude sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, language, and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

11 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brothers Grimsby See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,258,327, 13 March 2016

Gross USA:

$6,874,837

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,979,040
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Clive Tyldesley: The real life ITV soccer football commentator as a soccer broadcaster and billed as Football Announcer #1. See more »

Goofs

When the MI6 unit is referenced with on screen letters at the beginning of the film, it is two words "Tiger Tail." When it is similarly referenced at the end of the film, it is one word "Tigertail." See more »

Quotes

Sebastian Graves: [from trailer] Hello, chaps! Room for another? Good bye!
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Crazy Credits

Contains both a mid-credit and post-credit scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

The British theatrical release reduced the amount of "crude humour" in order to obtain a 15 rating. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Goldfinger (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Our House
Written by Chris Foreman (as Christopher Foreman) and Carl Smyth (as Cathal Smyth)
Performed by Madness
Courtesy of Union Square Music Ltd, A BMG Company and Geffen Records, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Not his greatest achievement, but still funny.
26 May 2016 | by chiroxSee all my reviews

Sacha Baron Cohen is a great character actor but doesn't quite pull off the full on Northerner, his accent drops at times, but for me that added more fun to the picture. Without spoiling the story, Nobby and Sebastian (guess which one Baron Cohen plays) are inseparable young brothers who get separated, one going to live in the middle class security of a London family and the elder being left behind in run down Grimsby 'you probably don't recognise it since it was gentrified'. The years roll on and the brothers are reunited in a great setup with some funny consequences. Mark Strong hams it up nicely as the super spy younger brother who's reluctance to even admit that he could be related to Baron Cohen's character has a some good moments of awkwardness. From the outset there are laughs aplenty but nothing that will stick like other characters that Baron Cohen has bought to life, however you do start to feel for his character as the movie progresses, to an albeit foreseeable ending. The Brothers Grimsby kept me watching to the end, Peter Baynham's comedy writing skills are not in question here, it's just that overall it left very little of an impression and is not a movie you will be still laughing about in 5 years time.


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