Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher, Annabelle Wallis, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, David Harewood, Johnny Vegas, Penélope Cruz
OUR RATING: ★★½
Story: Comedy spy spoof directed by Louis Leterrier and co-written by Sacha Baron Cohen, which follows idiotic football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) with a perfect life and perfect girlfriend (Rebel Wilson) who finds out his estranged brother (Mark Strong) is a black ops spy.
When the idiotic football hooligan uncovers plans for an imminent global terrorist attack and is wrongfully accused, he is forced to go on the run with his black ops agent brother and together they must save the world.
Verdict: As expected from Sacha Baron Cohen this is another extreme comedy so it’s not going to be for everyone. This is not as smart as some of Baron Cohen’s other films and feels as though it’s lazily written as Cohen pulls out some gags that you feel like you’ve seen before. With all that said though there are still some laugh out moments and if you like gross-out humor then this could be something you’ll enjoy.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 33)
Young Nobby: Look, Seb, that’s the couple that’s adopting us.
Young Sebastian: You are coming with me, right, Nobby?
Young Nobby: I’d never leave my little brother.
Mr. Graves: We’ve decided to adopt one of the brothers, Mr. Lowsley.
Mr. Lowsley: But these boys are inseparable. It would break their hearts.
Margaret: Sir, are we sure about sending Agent Graves.
Special Branch Agent: He’s the best I ever trained.
Special Branch Agent: He’s not MI5. When your hand’s dirty in Black Ops.
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: [voice over] For 28 years I’ve been searching for me baby brother.
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: [voice over] Finally I can make things right.
[we see Nobby grab Sebastian from behind just as he’s about assassinate his target]
[in a job interview]
Interviewer: Do you have any other skills?
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: I can make my balls look like Sir Ian McKellen.
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: Who the hell are you?
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Your brother! It took me 28 years, but I finally found you.
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: Nobby? Oh, my God.
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: How about a kiss? Not on the lips, I’m not from London.
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: [voice over] Yesterday I’m having a normal day down the pub with me mates, here I am now, in London with me long lost brother.
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: [to Nobby] Because of you my shot was compromised! You’ve ruined the mission!
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: How can you not tell your own brother what you do?
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: I’m a spy!
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: You know, you should keep that quiet.
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: I need to disappear.
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: I’ve got the perfect place for you to hide.
[Nobby takes Sebastian to his home in Grimsby]
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Ah, back to paradise.
Lindsey: That’s your brother! Where have you been all these years?
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: I’ve been busy. Congratulations, by the way. When are you due?
Lindsey: I’m not pregnant, I’m just fat.
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: Oh.
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: It’s imperative no one know that I’m here.
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Our lips are sealed.
Lindsey: Mine aren’t.
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: She’s talking about her vagina.
[Nobby’s sons are helping him push a mattress up the stairs]
Luke: Dad, I’m out of breath!
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Yeah, well, I told you not to smoke. At your age you should just be vaping.
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: Are you sure this location is secure?
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Trust your brother.
[he lets them into the pub as they enter suddenly the lights are turned on and Nobby’s friends shout surprise as they are holding a party for them, Sebastian stats shooting his gun]
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: No, no, no, no!
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: How did these people know I was here?
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: I wrote on a local internet service called Twitter. No one will ever find you here.
[we see a massive banner on the pub that says “Welcome Home Grimsby’s Very Own Spy! Shh!”]
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: How can I help?
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: You stay away from me.
[Sebastian runs off as some men start shooting at him]
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Don’t worry, brother, I won’t leave you!
[in Sebastian’s car]
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Oh, these heated seats make you feel like you’ve pissed yourself.
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: There are no heated seats.
[realizes he must have pissed himself]
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Oh.
[as they are about to get away in his car]
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: Don’t worry, it’s bullet proof.
[Nobby rolls down the window and shouts to the men chasing them]
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: No! Don’t!
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: You can’t hurt us; we’ve got bullet proof glass!
[he flips the bird to the men and they start shooting at them]
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: Roll it up!
[after he’s shot with a poisoned pellet near his groin]
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: That pellet was filled with a toxin and I’ll be dead in ninety seconds! Here now suck it out!
[Nobby pulls his face disgust]
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: You can suck my scrotum or let me die.
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Okay. What would you like written on your gravestone?
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: Suck my balls!
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: And in what font would you like that?
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: I’m hit! It’s toxin I’ll be dead in ninety seconds if you don’t suck it out!
[they look down at the poisoned pellet where it’s hit him near his groin area]
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Absolutely not!
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: I lost him forever. I’m useless.
Lindsey: You are not useless. Who’s the man who can get me pregnant without even waking me up?
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Me.
Lindsey: Who’s the man who’s never even read a book?
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Me!
Lindsey: And who’s the man who had sex with me in a police station without even getting arrested?
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: That wasn’t me.
[Lindsey pauses as she recalls who it really was]
Lindsey: Oh, never mind that.
Lindsey: [to Nobby] Go help your brother save the world.
Mercenary: You don’t have guts.
[he points his gun at the mercenary]
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: I disagree, Ukrainian Ben Affleck.
[suddenly he shoots the mercenary in the head]
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Oh, well that were easy. I’ve got get one of these for the kids!
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: [to Sebastian] I understand why you love guns so much. I mean it completely detaches you from the guilt of your actions.
[to Nobby after he shoots a seagull]
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: Oh, will you stop shooting everything!
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: [to Sebastian] I’ve lost you once, I won’t lose you again.
[we see Nobby dressed all in black like spy]
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: You’re new to this. You’ll need to know how to handle a gun.
Agent Sebastian Grimsby: Okay, Nobby. Seduce the agent in the green dress, you can’t miss her, she’s gorgeous.
[we see a blond woman in a green dress standing by the bar, but Nobby ignores her and instead sees a larger woman dressed in green dress walking in the bar]
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Oh, no. She is gorgeous.
Chambermaid: You want room clean?
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: From top to bottom.
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Has anyone ever told you you’re very beautiful woman.
Chambermaid: Only a guest called Mr. Bill Cosby.
Kate: Kill these idiots!
[as he sees a male beauty therapist with the word “THERAPIST” written on the back of his shirt giving a wax job to a naked man]
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: The rapist.
[he suddenly charges towards the therapist]
Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby: Get off him!
Total Quotes: 33