It's not that Costner is a bad actor. He's just a one-note actor... like a male Julia Roberts. And this just isn't his note.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
A dinâmica entre Hurt e Costner carrega Instinto Secreto: exibindo uma imensa química em suas cenas, os dois atores estabelecem um sentimento misto de tensão e camaradagem entre seus personagens.
| Original Score: 3/5
The audience is apt to forget its own vicarious indulgence in some fairly perverse, psychologically unhinged acted out fantasy, as Kevin Costner masterminds erotically tinged guilty pleasures.
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Costner's double-act with Hurt is a wicked pleasure, like The Odd Couple with a psychopathic twist.
Kevin Costner as a schizophrenic serial killer? Demi Moore as a hardboiled police detective? No, we don't think so.
It does keep you guessing until the end, but Mr Brooks turns out to be Mr Average after all.
There's enough ambition for a miniseries here, and satellite viewers already have the rather terrific Dexter. Stuffed into two hours, it's all a bit of a pile-up.
If you can stomach the psychological codswallop of a serial killer keeping the demons at bay via Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, it may well be possible to enjoy this taut-ish thriller.
There's plenty to recommend this old-fashioned serial-killer flick.
With a terrific cast and a superb script, this is a hugely enjoyable suspense thriller of the sort that they really don't make anymore.
| Original Score: 4/5
Despite numerous cutesy twists, it's the gradual unveiling of a warped morality that lures you into Brooks' world.
Everyone involved takes this tat seriously except William Hurt, who goes gung-ho as the alter-ego goading Brooks' kill frenzies. If only they'd cut out the middle-Kev and cast Hurt instead...
A meticulous killer with family issues; a cop with problems of her own; secondary murderers on the loose; a plot with unexplored depths - this could have been a decent TV series.
Although flawed, this remains a blackly funny noir treat thanks to Costner and Hurt's double-act.
Mr Brooks is a new spin on murder-by-numbers: one fascinating character, two outstanding performances, and subplots too numerous for the film's coherence or the viewer's sanity.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Hubiera sido una estupenda comedia negra si no fuera que el director Bruce A. Evans se tomó el asunto en serio. Firme candidata a la peor película del año.
| Original Score: 1/5
There's more to every character than meets the eye and all the relationships have a twist
Twisty and seductive, this classy dramatic thriller has so much going on that we almost forget we're watching a trashy potboiler.
A nutzoid chiller devoted to proving the strange, unseemly notion that even bloodthirsty serial killers are more enjoyable company than bad MySpace comedians.