Brake

Brake

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  • Brake
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    Added: Feb 1, 2012

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Brake Reviews

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Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

It's a clever B-movie that has a number of fun twists up its sleeve.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 54/100

July 24, 2012
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio

Over 95% of "Brake" takes place in the trunk of a car. But, despite the confines or perhaps because of them, it's a decent enough thriller.

Full Review Source: CNNRadio | Original Score: C+

May 6, 2012
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

In a movie like this, almost everything depends on the lead actor -- and Stephen Dorff does not disappoint. He turns in a splended 'confined' performance here.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

April 14, 2012
Andrew Lapin
NPR
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There are plenty of gripping moments, as well as a few silly ones - bees get involved at one point, presumably to please Wicker Man fans. And the ride as a whole is at the very least exciting to take part in.

Full Review Source: NPR

March 22, 2012
Robert Koehler
Variety
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Brake may not be the kind of film that Dorff's thesp character in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere is pining for, but the actor fully commits to the arduous demands of the part.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 22, 2012
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Works as a budget suspense experience, reaching enough boiling points to entertain, but not enough to block out the ridiculous ending.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: B-

March 21, 2012
Michelle Orange
Movieline

If we're never drawn in far enough to wonder what we might do in a Plexiglass box at the end of the world, Dorff can sell stock action-hero lines with enough moody grit to hold our attention.

Full Review Source: Movieline | Original Score: 7/10

March 21, 2012
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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It is amazing how much hair-raising action and fluid movement this film captures in the confined interior of a car trunk, or how many mood shifts Mr. Dorff conveys in a performance that can only be called multi-dimensional.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 3/4

March 21, 2012
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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"Brake" is a full-scale paranoid nightmare with back-to-back double-whammy endings.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 20, 2012
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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Your mileage enjoying Brake may vary, but even if you spot the final destination coming, it's a pleasant enough joyride.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

March 19, 2012
Neil Rosen
NY1-TV

It's never boring, and although some of this is flawed and kind of ridiculous, including the implausible ending, if you go along for the ride, there's fun as well as some suspense to be had here.

Full Review Source: NY1-TV

February 23, 2012
Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered

While the film is suspenseful for awhile, it ultimately becomes a let down because of a stretched out story and an absurd ending.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 6/10

January 16, 2013
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

Most of it is a decent film despite it being stretched out, but most of it being good just doesn't cut it.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 16, 2012
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a second-rate carbon-copy of Rodrigo CortÚs' vastly superior Buried.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

July 23, 2012
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

There are simply too many manipulative gimmicks to generate any emotional investment in the outcome.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

March 23, 2012
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com

Dorff is stellar and the film builds some tension but a bit too much required suspension of disbelief, some plot holes, weak dialogue, and two increasingly silly twist endings ultimately sink the piece.

Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com | Original Score: 2.5/5.0

March 23, 2012
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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The whole claustrophobic one-man show feels like we've been here before, and with better material.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 23, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Talk about being boxed in: This thriller is half-"24," half-"Buried" and, despite a few twists, unable to move anywhere.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

March 22, 2012
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

an idea for a short extended far beyond its creative shelf life

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

March 22, 2012
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Dorff and Torres make a lot out of very little, always keeping the audience aware of the larger world outside the small, dark space in which they've trapped us.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

March 22, 2012
Gabe Toro
The Playlist
January 22, 2013
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