The Brothers Grimsby, or just Grimsby for short, follows the story of a boneheaded English football yobbo named Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen) who lives in the poor fishing town of Grimsby. His long-life dream is to reunite with his brother Sebastian (Mark Strong), whom he hasn’t seen in 28 years. But when the opportunity comes, Nobby dimwittingly compromises his brother’s mission, as Sebastian happens to be a secret agent for MI-6. What ensues is the brothers going on a crazy spy adventure to stop a major terrorist attack while a psychotic assassin is set loose on them.
First and foremost, the story is incredibly lazy and stupid. But way worse is the quality of its humor. I’m not going to say that none of the jokes are hilarious – there are definitely some laughs to be had. However, the majority of which are just disgusting, diminishing the comedic gratification that can be taken from them.