Costner gives a nicely underplayed performance and the film is well enough made to be watchable, if only to find out what enormity will be perpetrated next, and by whom.
The first thing I liked about this movie, first after a very nice musical score of course, was Costner's performance. Kevin Costner is, it seems, a very well-known actor and up until I saw Mr. Brooks I didn't understand why. I saw a lot of movies starring Costner and he was, well, almost the same everywhere - not too memorable. After seeing Mr. Brooks I totally changed my mind. Yes, main character looked like Costner, but he behaved and even sounded like Brooks. Excellent transformation.This is the role I am going to remember Kevin for, like I remembered and admired Matt Damon for his portrayal of Thomas Ripley.
Apr 14 - 07:33 AM
I think both lead performances for pretty good, especially Hurts diabolically entertaining presentation of Brooks alter-ego. In my opinion, this flick only has two major flaws: Demi Moore and the end. Demi Moore failed to add anything interesting or remarkable to her character, not too surprising though, because she always does. And the end is just horrible, the last 10 to 20 seconds ruin the entire movie. This movie could have been outstanding, but that end renders it utterly trivial. Sigh...
Jun 9 - 06:18 PM
I think you're a pig, mandrake2004, and an immature one at that. Moore's performance was tough and effective, and Hurt hardly took the performance seriously. Start thinking of your own opinions, and not stealing everyone else's.
Jul 6 - 03:49 PM