Brake Reviews

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July 23, 2012
...a second-rate carbon-copy of Rodrigo Corts' vastly superior Buried.
May 6, 2012
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.
April 14, 2012
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.
March 23, 2012
There are simply too many manipulative gimmicks to generate any emotional investment in the outcome.
March 23, 2012
Who needs rationality when a film's compelling? Between the powerful central issue and Dorff's rock solid performance, Brake makes for an exhilarating experience.
March 23, 2012
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.
March 22, 2012
an idea for a short extended far beyond its creative shelf life
March 21, 2012
Works as a budget suspense experience, reaching enough boiling points to entertain, but not enough to block out the ridiculous ending.
March 21, 2012
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.
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.
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