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Brake Reviews

March 23, 2012
The whole claustrophobic one-man show feels like we've been here before, and with better material.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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March 22, 2012
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.
March 22, 2012
Talk about being boxed in: This thriller is half-"24," half-"Buried" and, despite a few twists, unable to move anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2012
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.
March 22, 2012
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 | Original Score: C+
March 21, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/4
March 21, 2012
The situation itself is simply too absurd for us to accept, right from the start. And the more it goes on, the harder it is to stay onboard.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 20, 2012
"Brake" is a full-scale paranoid nightmare with back-to-back double-whammy endings.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 20, 2012
Dorff's mannered Bruce Willis affect seems as insincere as the script, which helplessly loses credibility as info accrues and the narrative unpeels.
March 20, 2012
[Dorff] spends most of the movie confusing tough-guy stoicism with simple inertness, despite the occasional Jack Bauer-style yell.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 19, 2012
Your mileage enjoying Brake may vary, but even if you spot the final destination coming, it's a pleasant enough joyride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5