Brick Mansions (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Choppily edited and largely bereft of plot, Brick Mansions wastes a likable cast on a pointless remake of the far more entertaining District B13.


Movie Info

In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the police constructed a colossal containment wall around this area to protect the rest of the city. For undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker) every day is a battle against corruption. For Lino (David Belle), every day is a fight to live an honest life. Their paths never should have crossed, but when drug kingpin, Tremaine (RZA) kidnaps Lino's … More

Rating: PG-13 (for frenetic gunplay, violence and action throughout, language, sexual menace and drug material)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 9, 2014
Box Office: $20.4M
Runtime:
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Cast


as Damien Collier

as Tremaine

as George the Greek

as Berringer

as Major Reno

as Grandfather

as Lieutenant

as Nurse Clara

as Businessman Bill

as Businessman 2

as Prison Van Guard

as Big Cecil

as Computer Cop

as Entrance Gangbanger
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Critic Reviews for Brick Mansions

All Critics (88) | Top Critics (26)

This is ultimately a movie about class warfare and social oppression that isn't remotely science-fictional. It's real, and as dumb as this remake is, it sends you home thinking.

Full Review… | April 29, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

Follows the bog-standard formula perfected by Besson: combining functional storylining with competent action highlights and an occasional air of whimsy.

Full Review… | April 29, 2014
Time Out
Top Critic

It's fun to see Walker do a double take at a perilous move of Belle's and then find a less risky alternative. The pair seem like they're having a good time in this buddy action movie. It seems a fitting curtain call for a likable actor gone too soon.

Full Review… | April 28, 2014
USA Today
Top Critic

"Frankly, there are a lot of actors who have a lot of worse 'last films' on their credits."

Full Review… | May 9, 2014
Cinephiled

Routine all the way, although Belle's moves are thrilling to watch.

Full Review… | May 9, 2014
East Bay Express

Steer well clear.

Full Review… | May 9, 2014
Irish Independent

Audience Reviews for Brick Mansions

½

Choppily edited and clumsily directed, this unnecessary remake of the awesome film "District B13" is more depressing than it is entertaining. Being one of Paul Walker's final films, I feel bad that he chose to do this, because he is capable of so much better. This film feels like a mix of parkour and the worst parts of "Fast and Furious," but done even worse. Farfetched action can be fun, but when they are just originary people, you really just do not buy into it, and sadly, that is how I felt throughout almost this entire fim. There is nothing dreaful about this film, but there is not one aspect I would consider even mildly enjoyable, so for that, it is a really bad movie. "Brick Mansions" boasts a talent cast that has nothing to do, a cliched premise that hardly pays homage to it's original, and editing that must have been thrown together in a weekend. Some of the fight scenes seem so wquick that they must have been edited down in the final product and it shows perfusely. In the end, I am extremely disappointed, because I am a huge fan of the orinigal film.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

½

The action sequences are over edited until you have no idea what's going on and the plot is not engaging at all. Throw in an extremely wooden antagonist and Brick Mansions cannot be saved by the likable Walker and the parkour.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer

Fans of the original french classic will love this movie. It's solid and exhilarating escapism. An adrenaline-injected and heart-pounding action-thriller. It's a flat-out edge of your seat action-packed thrill-machine the delivers an incredible body of work involving parkour, martial arts, gun fights and chases that will make this nothing but a true guilty pleasure for a fun 90 minute running time. A consistently enjoyable and tremendously entertaining action movie. A sizzling and explosive knockout from start to finish. Producer-Writer, Luc Besson breaths new life into his original material with Director, Camille Delamarre, they pay great tribute to the original work but paves its own way and makes it's own movie. Paul Walker and David Belle are in their element. Belle soars to all sorts of heights with his amazing athleticism in his craft and gives a terrific performance in his role from the original movie. Walker is thrilling, he gives a charming, sharp and gritty performance that establishes himself as an action hero just fine. Rza is fantastic.

allan913
Al S

Super Reviewer

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