Grimsby (The Brothers Grimsby) Sunday, 17 November 2019

Grimsby (The Brothers Grimsby)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong crude sexual humour and nudity.

  • The pitch:

    A load of bollock.

  • Starring:

    Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, Johnny Vegas, Ricky Tomlinson, Gabourey Sidibe

  • Directed by:

    Louis Leterrier

  • Running time:

    83 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are shot (including child), throat-grabbed, thrown down stairs/over railings (including child in wheelchair, dog), whacked, wrestled, hit with objects, pursued, hit by a car, pushed aside, shoulder-charged, kicked, thrown from a moving vehicle, interrogated, glassed, exploded, near-drowned, injected with a tracking device, poisoned, headbutted, threatened at gunpoint, punched, waxed, chained/hung up, strapped to table (video footage), roundhouse kicked, blasted with water, impaled. An animal is shot. A man crashes through plate glass windows. Reckless driving, vehicle collisions, bike accidents, vehicle crashes into river. Explosions. Mass panic. Capture, stealing, assassination attempt, kill order, burning down school, dying in war mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody heads, mouths, noses, knee, bullet wounds; blood spatter. Wound-sucking. Bruising, bandage, arm in sling, child in wheelchair, patients in hospital beds. Injections (needles, syringes) seen. Funeral, cemetery, coffins seen. Timelapse footage of infected person dying. Shattered ankle, open sores mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Sex scenes (caressing, finger-sucking, kissing, grinding, orgasm). Animals mating (penis, vagina/uterus, ejaculate seen). An animal is manually stimulated. Tea-bagging, flirting, undressing. People stick objects up their bottoms. A woman spreads her legs (inviting oral sex). A man's neck and genitals are sucked. Testicles, anuses, nude and near-nude women, ejaculate, pubic hair, streaker seen. Shirtless men/boys, nude bottoms, skimpy clothing, women in lingerie, cleavage, man in underwear, (implied) nude men in bath together. Nude tattoo. References to homosexuality, rape, Bill Cosby, oral sex, incest, threesome, bestiality, registered sex offenders. Promiscuity, seduction, hickey mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Drugs (buying/selling/injecting/trafficking heroin; people are injected with lethal toxins; blue meth seen on television show). Alcohol (beer, cocktails, shots, champagne, wine). Drink-driving. Smoking. A child jokes about smoking crack. Vial of antidote seen. A child is seen holding a beer. Vaping mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastards, bollocks. Name-calling. Terms for genitals. Derogatory term for police officers. Obscene finger and hand gestures. Religious references and exclamations. Jokes about childhood leukaemia, paedophiles, HIV, AIDS, celebrity, bestiality, incest, anal penetration, excrement.

  • THEMES:

    Brothers, family, scum, MI6, undercover operations, philanthropy, charities, football, soccer, betrayal, HIV, AIDS, infection, orphans, adoption, lonomia caterpillar toxin, flashbacks, drug dealing, abandonment, pitch invasion, global terrorist plots, chavs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Funeral, cemetery, orphanage, hospital settings. Missing sibling, childhood leukaemia, bedwetting mentioned. Helicopter, plane, toilet, fireworks. Zebra, elephants, chickens, cheetah. Spitting, fart, urination. Frozen/gutted fish seen. Poo discussed. Go-Pro style point-of-view cinematography (slightly disorienting). Mid-credits and post-credits scenes. Also known as The Brothers Grimsby.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Ribald, gross-out, fast-paced, spoofy, edgy, naughty, silly, raucous, juvenile, chaotic, crude, unflinching, half-successful. Some funny jokes, game performances, proficient/exciting/spirited action sequences, handsome locations, mischievous production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Lowbrow, offensive, convoluted, uneven, strained, non-sensical, xenophobic, racist, misogynist. Broad/sometimes-cruel comedy, patchy narrative, thankless female roles.

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