Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Grimsby (2016)

Sacha Baron Cohen delivers another comedy gold. Of course it is not as memorable and quotable as Borat or Ali G, but Brothers Grimsby has been the best comedy of 2016 (so far).

Calling a movie the best comedy may cause some questions. By no means I consider Grimsby to be a trendsetting movie to be set as the new standard of comedies. What I mean by best is that it just made me laugh more than any other comedy that I have seen this year. Sacha Baron Cohen is a genius and he does anything to get a laugh from his audience. Mark Strong also does an amazing job playing the stoic hero of the story.

Brothers Grimsby is not a spy spoof in the same vain as Johnny English, Austin Powers, or the Naked Gun series. It has a serious plot (more so than Hitman: Agent 47, Transporter: Refuelled,  or Terminator: Genisys that came out last year) with a serious cast. All the comedy comes from the presence of Nobby (Baron Cohen's character) who is the fish out of water in this story. Nobby is portrayed as the idiot, but by the end of the movie, you think that he may be smarter than others since he knows what matters most in life.

Again, Brothers Grimsby will not be another classic like Borat, but it is highly entertaining. For the sake of entertainment value (and good laughs), I give it a 9/10.

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