Excellent gut busting humor sensitive folks stick to PG or PC (by chaz7227)
Great raw humor no holding back in this flick...So tired of all the negative reviews of this wonderful film from the sensitive wimps of the comic book intellectual universe where every joke needs a proper set up or delivery or can't be too much against my twitter world of perception...I am a big fan of Sacha Baron Cohen and love his humor...So nice to see him still pushing the envelope...I really do believe only those with a real sense of humor get this and those who don't go watch the PG or PG-13 world of politically correct don't offend anybody sensitive let's all be <more>
friendly fantasy world you live in...KEEP IT RAW AND KEEP OFFENDING THOSE WHO OFFEND SACHA!!! And for all of you who don't like this movie go watch Blazin Saddles!!!
Either Raises Or Lowers The Bar On Filth (by Lugodoc)
Good Lord this is filthy, and I laughed right through it, sometimes crying tears. I can totally see why some people would hate it, many scenes are hard to watch. The "plot" cracks along and the jokes are pretty much continuous, and filthy. Mark Strong not only makes a convincing James Bond type secret agent but is as equally committed to embracing the film's sense of humour, following Cohen into new filthy territory. Cohen, as usual, has no internal breaks and doesn't seem to be even trying to figure out where he should stop, he just keeps piling on the filth to levels <more>
hitherto undreamed of. The elephant bukake scene nearly broke me.Being drunk will help, but you have to be able to enjoy filthy humour. Did I mention it's filthy?
Finally a comedy that makes you laugh (by wigglytoes)
I just finished watching this movie, and I say it all in my summary. After comedy after comedy that makes you grin slightly it was refreshing to see a movie that makes you laugh out loud. Often. There was one point where I was literally worried that I would die laughing. No joke. My health hasn't been the best, and I was laughing so deeply that I gave a little worry that my heart or lungs would pop. I stiffled myself. Didn't know what would happen if I just let it roll.I'm sure that I will remember some things tomorrow that will make me want to take away a star or two, but right <more>
now I can't think of a way to make the movie better.The two stars were a perfect match for each other. Their interactions actually made this movie work more than the laughs. Probably because they never do what you would expect them to do. I rarely like a movie where the next move is easily predicted. This is easily the best comedy that I've seen since Borat. I get the feeling that Sasha and I have the same sense of humor.
Not laughed so much at the cinema since the parole officer (by paul-2369)
Went to watch Grimsby last night on a whim and ended up having a great time. Not everyone's cup of tea I'm sure, but surely anyone going to see this new Sacha Baron Cohen film knows exactly what they are going to get.To be honest I was amazed how good the action scenes where played out, they could rival any serious action movie, however I was there for the comedy and that's what I got, I don't want to spoil this movie but I can't remember the last time I cried with laughter or cringed at the same time I was laughing, everyone in the cinema was in hysterics at some of the <more>
parts, an overly long scene featuring Elephants I'll say no more made my face and stomach hurt i was laughing that hard.Rebel Wilson was great I love her in everything I watch her in, her Aussie accent did come out a few times which I forgive her for, but the line she delivered "am not pregnant am just fu*kin fat" was as Northern as they come.Go see this movie, you'll laugh, you'll cringe, you'll feel ashamed of yourself for laughing at some parts but you'll be entertained, I promise.I do think Sacha Baron Cohen needs to go see a doctor, maybe a psychiatrist as no one should be thinking up stuff like this, it's wrong.As for people getting upset about the movie making fun of Grimsby, come on it's a joke, I haven't been their but I'm intelligent enough to know its completely exaggerated for comic effect, I'm from the North, Lancashire, actually and the funniest thing is how many people I meet in London through work who think I come from a similar place...
Puerile comedy slapstick - I loved it! (by iannicholson)
I don't think I have ever written a review on IMDb before, but on this occasion, I feel I must.Thank you, Mr Cohen for giving me the biggest belly laughs I've had from any film in years.This film is comedy gold. Sure, the story-line is wafer-thin, but who cares? Although on this turn-out, this film is a bit of departure from Cohen's previous outings - less mockumentary and more narrative, but it is gag after gag - non-stop. My sides were hurting before the end of the first act.Some of the other sourpuss reviews here miss the point. If I go to see a comedy, I'm not expecting an <more>
Oscar winning, thought-provoking drama. I want escapism. I'm willing to suspend my disbelief completely in exchange for a few good laughs.This film delivers that in spades - and more.For when a film causes you to bury your mouth in your elbow in fear of disturbing your fellow film-goers with your laughter, you know you're having a good time.And that's all I want from a movie.Thanks again, Mr. Cohen!
I'm a big Sacha Baron Cohen fan. I particularly love him in his documentary-style movies where he uses real people in each scenes and plays his character around them. He's now proved with both 'The Dictator' and 'Grimsby' that he can write very well in the standard comedy style as well. The thing I like most about his films is that nothing is off limits. Any thing can be said, any event can happen and no one is safe from his ridicule. There is one scene in 'Grimsby' that is particularly offensive and shocking to watch. I had seen a clip on Jimmy Kimmel's <more>
show where the audience were seen reacting to this scene a very clever marketing ploy and now I can fully understand their disgust and discomfort at what they were watching. He pushed it to the limit with that one.There's more here than just shock value though. The dialogue is constantly clever and witty whilst always adhering to Cohen's unique style. Sometimes it's almost like he struggles with the pacing of his comedy because the audience isn't even finished laughing at one joke and another hilarious one is being thrown out there. The thing that made this better than 'The Dictator' for me though was the story. The action was genuinely entertaining and interesting. Combine excellent action and hilarious comedy and the already short runtime absolutely flies by.
There's nothing grim about "Grimsby" (by mlaimlai2)
The funniest movie for at least a year! Sacha Baron Cohen at the top of his game. Rude, crude, filthy, but absolutely hilarious with numerous laugh-out-loud moments. So many laughs in fact that I found myself wiping away the tears from laughing so much. It certainly helps if you are a Sacha Baron Cohen fan because he is politically incorrect and his humour is guaranteed to offend anyone who is sensitive to issues like AIDS, religion, sexual abuse and the disabled. Of course comedy is so subjective that you mightn't find any of this funny but I had such a fun time, I cannot wait to see it <more>
again to check out the jokes I might have missed out the first time around from laughing too much. Norman aka Nobby Sacha Baron Cohen is an English football hooligan who is happily married to Lindsey Rebel Wilson . They live together with their nine children in Grimsby in the north of England. He has a brother, Sebastian Mark Strong , whom he hasn't seen for 28 years as they were separated when their parents died. What Nobby doesn't know is that Sebastian is a top MI6 agent who doesn't reveal his identity. He is on a case where is attempting to prevent the assassination of humanitarian, Kate Penelope Cruz when Nobby spots him and inadvertently causes him to kill the director-general of the World Health Organisation. With only Margaret Isla Fisher in the operations room advising him, Sebastian must rely on his brother to help him catch the real perpetrators of the crime. There's plenty of gross out humour on display ranging from an elephant bukkake scene to Nobby sucking out the poison from his brother's scrotum. Other standout funny scenes include a case of mistaken identity when Nobby masquerades as his brother to obtain vital information and Nobby searching for Sebastian in a spa therapy centre. And if you like celebrities being lampooned, people like Bill Cosby, Donald Trump and Daniel Radcliffe are fair game for the jokes that are heaped upon them.Not only are there laughs aplenty but there are also exciting sequences that would please action enthusiasts. The point of view scenes that help Sebastian with locating his targets might be frenetic but they inject variety into the typical chase scenes. There's even a touch of sensitive family bonding scenes when Nobby and Sebastian recall what they got up to during their childhood. Although the flashback scenes are helpful in providing their adult lives with a backstory, they do occasionally encroach into the comedy and action territory.The people of Grimsby were apparently annoyed with the depiction of their town but what is a Sacha Baron Cohen film without a little controversy? The run down appearance of the town and hooliganism representing the townsfolk add a lot to the comedic appeal of the film.Supporting actors like Isla Fisher and Ian McShane don't get much of a look in because "Grimsby" truly belongs to Baron Cohen and Strong. One could say that Baron Cohen is typecast as the unintelligent Nobby but he plays these sorts of characters so well. Strong is more of the straight man to Baron Cohen's bumbling fool but it's the situations they find themselves in that promote the laugh factor. "Grimsby" is known as "The Brothers Grimsby" in America. The film could be called anything and it wouldn't matter for it's the material that makes it so much fun. This is one of the best gutter humour movies ever released and definitely worthy of repeat viewings if you're a fan of this type of comedy, and especially if you appreciate Sacha Baron Cohen's brand of humour.
Laugh out loud, while trying not to gag. I loved it! (by bilsy)
Sacha Baron Cohen is back with his shock and in your face humour, did you expect anything else. A fully produced movie that's rude in your face politically incorrect and will more than likely offend those sensitive movie goers. Reunited by chance with his brother after 28 years played by Mark Strong. Wrongfully accused the 2 battle it out against henchmen, spies and all sorts of bad guys to save themselves and the world. Baron Cohen playing the dumb lower socio-economic lead so well and only complimented by Strong's solid hard lined acting. It's a good mix of real world situations <more>
and over the top action fight scenes that would be on par with any Hollywood film, extreme shock comedy and moments that will literally make you gag.I see it as a spy parody that works well and there hasn't been one for ages. The line up of celebrities is nothing to poke a stick at Cohen's real world wife Australian actress Isla Fisher plays a major part and does it well and fellow Australian Rebel Wilson playing the wife of Nobby also nails the part. But does let her Aussie accent slip a little.Is it Cohen's best probably not. Thats because I'm a huge Ali g fan. But it's surely a close number 2. I'd probably put it in the same basket as The Kingsman.Grossed out, laugh out loud movie while still pulling on heart strings and keeping me satisfied from start to finish. A solid 8 out of 10 you won't be disappointed.
Crude, rude, predictable and not very clever.... (by dchurch24-1)
I've never reviewed a film on IMDb before, but after reading some terrible reviews and some good , I thought I should add my pennies worth. Crude, rude, predictable and not very clever.... ...but some scenes had tears rolling down my cheeks. In fact, there's a scene near the end that I had to verify had happened by asking my girlfriend to make sure I heard it correctly...I had, and was still laughing about it the next day. If you want a clever, thought-out, well acted spy spoof, then this is not it. If you want something to watch with giggles that will wash over you, only to be <more>
forgotten a few weeks later, then this is the one. The characters won't grab you as Cohen's others have Borat, Ali-G , but it's well worth a watch if just for the end scene!