Men with Brooms (2002) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

16

Watchable

Four men take time from their personal problems to reunite as a curling team and compete in a bonspiel that will restore their honour.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: Paul Gross
Stars: Paul Gross, Leslie Nielsen
Length: 102 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 17 out of 86 found boring (19.76%)

One-line Reviews (50)

I wanted to press my nose up against the TV screen and tell the writers in a very slow and patient voice, "Guys, humping just isn't that funny.

I was so bored watching this thing that I started to root for the robo-curler they call Juggernaut.

But a story like this needs someone with a much better ear for dialog behind the typewriter, and needs something better than a boring Donny Osmond clone in the lead.

yawn.

The curling scenes were well-shot and actually had me on the edge of my seat, if you can believe that!

From there the movie proceeds in exceedingly predictable, clichéd fashion.

If you are looking for something to fall asleep with, then this is a perfect yawnfest.

Yes, there are clichés; the whole darn thing is one big cliché.

Despite gratuitous beaver shots (furry flat-tailed creatures which you can find on Canadian nickels)and the somewhat confusing love interest, the overall tone of the movie is extremely uplifting.

It IS an exciting game.

Instead the writer, Paul Gross, chose to take the easy way out and went for every sports cliche in movie history.

The curling is well photographed and exciting, despite technical problems that had apparently plagued the shoot.

The movie is very predictable, but as most of these sport movies, still entertaining to watch.

its well worth the watch.

i did however,find it slow and boring.

Speaking of bored, whoever thought up this idea had way too much time on their hands.

An all round good fun enjoyable film

Even though there are some slow parts in the movie, it makes up for it with hilarious lines and exciting sports action.

But movies have a way of making sports look more exciting, more epic than they really are.

Undoubtedly the worst movie I have ever seen.

Yes, it deals with a little know sport, but they explain curling in an entertaining way and, as already stated, this movie isn't really about curling at heart.

Is there a cliche they didn't use?.

Unfortunately Cliche-Filled & Nonsensical .

A movie that leaves you with a thoroughly good feeling, well worth watching.

They throw every cliche in the book at the screen, the actors are wasted on one dimensional characters, and the story doesn't even make sense.

All in all, I found the movie very entertaining and its two plus hours just flew by.

I was afraid that I'd find curling about as exciting as well CURLING.

Why did I waste my time.

However, on the whole it is worth watching.

This is a damned entertaining movie and considering that there are bazillions of non-curling-savvy humans out there, the choice of this ancient, honourable and nouveau-Olympic sport was brilliant.

Men With Brooms is a very exciting movie for numerous reasons.

Lots of good giggles and totally enjoyable.

The film is replete with gratuitous profanity, pubescent humour, contrived sub-plots, obnoxious characters, fatuous dialogue, and outrageous and unapologetic "steals" from other opuses of its sorry ilk.

Grade - 0.5/10 (the 0.5 is for one semi-entertaining scene with Leslie Nielson)

But his greatest achievement might be making a movie with the central theme of curling that is hilarious, poignant and completely entertaining.

Either way, this movie was a confusing mess of slapstick comedy that abruptly changed gears to emotional drama and then changed again to uplifting saga.

I had never walked out of a film before "Men With Brooms" came along.

An unexpected delight.

That goes squarely to Paul Gross, since he wrote the dreadful script, cast himself as the star, and did a banal job of directing.

A Woody Allen, Monty Python, or Mel Brooks fan would find Men with Brooms a dreadful bore very shy on the laughs side.

she really ought to fire whoever got her to forsake her usual roles in "art" movies for this bland, insipid "commercial" film.

Going from one scene to another totally lacking rhythm with pointless subplots including a man out to collect a debt.

I had never heard of this title when i watched it, But really enjoyed it.

It combines a few different plot lines effectively to make a truly enjoyable movie watching experience.

This is the most formulaic piece of claptrap I've seen in a long time.

but the dialog is consistently snappy and fresh, all the characters share a convivial banter that makes you want to track them down, and buy them all a beer.

I Enjoyed it on TV Last Weekend.

The subplot involving Paul Gross' former flame being an astronaut was a waste of time and added nothing to the film.

YAWN.

Based on other comments I'd heard, I had extremely low expectations for this film and was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.