Sacha Baron Cohen can play dumb really well, but he’s always managed to have an underlying social commentary to go with this best characters. “Borat,” “Bruno,” and “The Dictator” all worked because there were smarts behind the insipid behaviour of the title characters. But when it comes to “The Brothers Grimsby,” well, it looks just plain dumb.
Joined by Mark Strong, playing the subject of Cohen’s idiocy, the movie follows a soccer hooligan and all around doofus who is forever searching for his long lost brother. However, he discovers his brother couldn’t be more different, a smart, straightlaced, government assassin, who has one of his operations bungled due to Cohen’s dim affections. So of course, they have to go on the run together.
See what happens in the new trailer below. Co-starring Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher, Gabourey Sidibe, and Penelope Cruz, “The Brothers Grimsby” opens on March 11, 2016.