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Ola S (ca) wrote: The strongest, darkest and most evil drama I've seen for rather long. It starts with an 11-year-old girl jumping from the balcony. In some ways it gets worse from that point, until you finally understand why she did it. Forget all the standard tricks you know from horror movies. Here the threat is real. A tyrannic father and grandfather, who by small means holds his family in a steel grip. Not much graphic violence is shown, until a sickening rape scene towards the end. And the jaws of hell close.We obviously have a Greek film wonder ongoing now. Director Alexandros Avranas is a big part of it.
Marta R (us) wrote: War is never the answer :-(
Carlos G (kr) wrote: "Mr. Brooks" is the 2007 thriller drama film directed by Bruce A. Evans ("Stand by Me") and it's written by Evans and Raynold Gideon. The plot follows Earl Brooks (Mr. Brooks), played by Kevin Costner, a wealthy businessman, that is revealed to be a serial murder. He hasn't been active for 2 years, and one night gets the urge to kill once again. That night he is seen by one Mr. Smith, played by Dane Cock, who takes pictures of Earl in the act. Mr. Smith offers Earl a deal, where Earl lets Mr. Smith join in the murders or else Mr. Smith would give the pictures to the police. Mr. Brooks accepts the conditions as he joins Mr. Smith in car ride as they look for a victim. While that happens, a veteran detective named Tracy, played by Demi Moore, investigates Mr. Brook's recent murder, whilst trying to settle her divorce. The cast counts also with William Hurt as Marshall, Earl' "friend" and psychological alter ego, Marg Helgenberger as Emma, Earl's teenage daughter, and Danielle Panabaker as Jane Brooks, Earl's Wife."Mr. Brooks" offers nothing original to its genre, becoming nothing more than a poor man's "American Psycho". What director Bruce A. Evans does is, pick a semi-fresh, though interesting idea, that could work and turn it into a predictable, poor-executed and cliche-filled movie. The film's very first scenes are OK and give us hope for an interesting film, showing us William Hurt's great first impressions and Costner's quiet performance. Tough as the movie progresses it becomes a trainwreck, with four different subplots, two of em' involving our boring, cliche female movie cop, played by Demi Moore, wich is not our main character by the way. These several subplots are messy and interfere with the movie's construction. Because if you think about it, the movie does not present one main plot, it is dived by these four different subplots. We do have a main character tho, that beeing Mr. Brooks or Earl, and maybe the exploration of his psychological is the film's main objective, and that's not even that interesting as well, Mr. Brooks is just an ill man, with a charming imaginary friend that looks like William Hurt. As said, "American Psycho" is a much fresher pick and a better exploration of character.As far as performances go, well... Our main man, Mr. Kevin Costner was a mixed bag. He was blank, at times looked like he was just reading from the script and saying it to the camera, no passion, and no heart. His best moments are his talks with William Hurt, these scenes beeing probably the film's best as well, where the actor looks more human and even more likable, but nothing great from "Dances with Wolves" actor and director. This is one of my first viewings of Costner, I'd say that he looks like an interesting performer and I would have to check more of his work maybe beeing better applied onto another project. Next to Costner doing a much more noticeable performance is actor William Hurt, playing his character with charm, doing a great job opposite to Costner. The cast counts too with Dane Cock, yeah, Dane Cook. He is not my ideal casting choice, he is ok, I guess, he just seems misplaced and could've easily been replaced with a better young actor. Too in the middle of this is Demi Moore, playing a generic, cliche character, I'd say it is not her fault, she did her best, but her character was a mess and did a big part to further mess up the movie's already messed plot.As said above the film is really poor executed in regards to its construction of plot and character overall. It's several subplots fell like are just there to make the movie hit the two-hour mark. Everything regarding Mr. Brooks' daughter subplot end's up leading to nowhere but a horrible scene in the movie's final moments. As to detective Tracy's subplots, they're even more out of place. The first beeing her unnecessary divorce, with her ass h*** husband, that kept getting brought up every time the movie looked like it was getting interesting. The other beeing Meeks' (Matt Schulze) storyline. Meeks is just some random guy who escapes prison and, of course, is after Tracy. That plot too... leads up to know where. And finally, the history that looked the closest to the main plot, Mr. Brooks' and Mr. Smiths' plot. Definitely the most interesting and watchable plot, the history is unfortunately dragged out for way too long, and feels too anticlimactic as Smith and Brooks mostly just sit in their car arguing. And at the end, what could've maybe been a good ending to the film, in which Smith kills Brooks, is too, ruined by an expected, unsurprising, and way out of tone ending to Smiths character, that leads to an overall bad ending to the whole film"Mr. Brooks" is a big mess, with a messy story, boring and cliche characters, a bad script, and a lesson of what not to do with a possibly good idea. I'd say that "Mr. Brooks" is a waste of two perfectly good hours. Go and watch, or rewatch "American Psycho", it is not only a much better film but also a better everything.
Jennifer W (us) wrote: A near perfect film. Great performances. Wonderful script.
Ceph J (ru) wrote: Dennis and Mike are "Locked Up" convicts but that doesn't prevent them from falling in love despite the brutality of prison life. What I really admired about this film is the originality. It's low budget, is both violent and sexual (almost X rated) but tells an effective story of love. Marcel Schlott is well cast as the German convict and Mike Sale is sweet as the American convict. Another rarity is that Dennis speaks German but understands English while Mike speaks English only but understands German. I've never seen a movie where both main characters speak different languages but relate to the universal language of attraction. The prison brutes are awful in victimizing the weaker inmates and the guards are just as corrupt in accepting bribes. But, that's the background, the story of how two different men meet in isolation and fall in love despite the brutality surrounding them is unforgetable.
Igor A (ca) wrote: Sean Penn i Nicolas Cage zaedno!
Stuart K (au) wrote: Woody Allen wanted to do something different after Alice (1990), and he made this tribute to the German expressionist cinema movement of the 1920's and 1930's by Fritz Lang, G.W. Pabst and F.W. Murnau. Despite it's bleak look and European feel, the result a good Woody film, with an excellent cast and mixing humour and suspense. It has lowly clerk Max Kleinman (Woody) being awoken from a deep sleep by a mob of vigilantes who are looking for a killer known as The Stranger. However, no-one tells Kleinman what is going on, or what part he's playing in their plan, leaving him to go through the night clueless, looking for someone who knows what's going on. Meanwhile, circus performer Irmy (Mia Farrow) and her clown boyfriend Paul (John Malkovich) have a row when Irmy discovers Paul is having an affair with tightrope walker Marie (Madonna). Irmy runs away, and finds herself with a group of prostitutes (Lily Tomlin, Kathy Bates and Jodie Foster), and Irmy has a fling with rich student Jack (John Cusack). However, she ends up with Kleinman, and he ends up being suspected as being the Stranger, and they go on the run. It's a well made film shot in a stark, sharp black and white, with some good humour and design on display. It's one of Woody's better films of the 1990's, coming after a few duds in the 1980's. This has a good supporting cast including Kenneth Mars, Donald Pleasence, William H. Macy and John C. Reilly.