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: 5.7
Director: Paul Gross
Stars: Paul Gross, Leslie Nielsen
Length: 102 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 17 out of 87 found boring (19.54%)

One-line Reviews (50)

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.

Undoubtedly the worst movie I have ever seen.

It IS an exciting game.

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

yawn.

Unfortunately Cliche-Filled & Nonsensical .

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

An unexpected delight.

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.

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

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

However, on the whole it is worth watching.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Why did I waste my time.

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

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

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

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.

YAWN.

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

its well worth the watch.

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

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.

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

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.

Is there a cliche they didn't use?.

Lots of good giggles and totally enjoyable.

I Enjoyed it on TV Last Weekend.

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.

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

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

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

i did however,find it slow and boring.

An all round good fun enjoyable film

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.