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Brick Reviews

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October 24, 2015
...it's impossible not to wish that the first-time filmmaker hadn't leaned quite so heavily on the antiquated shenanigans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 22, 2013
Smart, stylized teen whodunit with violence and drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 25, 2010
Noir fits "Brick" like a glove, stylishly injecting assured tough talk, vice-grip tension, black humor, striking sound design and gunshots sounding like locker doors slammed on options. A great detective story and, for some, a high-school flashback.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 30, 2009
The movie's rigorous dark-lined elegance leaves a punchy aftertaste
June 3, 2009
That rarest of things: a movie called 'unique' that actually is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 29, 2009
Mostly lives up to the hype.
April 20, 2009
This glorified student film is only barely elevated by the talented Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Brendan Frye a noir-speaking California high school misfit caught in the violent middle of a drug gang responsible for the death of his ex-girlfriend (Emilie de Ra
Full Review | Original Score: D+
February 28, 2008
Brick is a black-comic ballet through the peculiar terrors of suburban adolescence...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 11, 2007
Whatever it is, wherever it is, whenever it is, it's not remotely like anything else out there.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 3, 2007
Brick exemplifies the difference between a cinematic talent show and mere karaoke.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 2, 2007
the school's cliques, cants and "class" politics are shown to be as amoral and impenetrable as any criminal netherworld dreamt up by Raymond Chandler.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2007
An innovative ride that carries the viewer into a world familiar from genre films and the novels of Dashiell Hammett, yet quite unlike anything we've seen before.
January 20, 2007
A refreshing private-eye thriller in a style now widely identified as neo-noi.
January 17, 2007
A good whodunit with some references to films made in the 1940s.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 12, 2007
BRICK announces the arrival of a very unique voice in Rian Johnson.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 12, 2007
I can't really recommend it to anyone, unless it's one of those lazy video nights and you're in the mood to experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 29, 2006
Exercício de estilo corajoso e eficiente, o filme busca (com sucesso) ambientar sua trama noir em um colégio norte-americano, criando um "detetive" adolescente saído diretamente da forma que gerou Philip Marlowe e Sam Spade.
| Original Score: 5/5
December 18, 2006
Suburban kitsch gets played fast and loose.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 28, 2006
The teens in Rian Johnson's striking debut feature Brick express themselves in jargon that sounds as if lifted straight from the pages of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.
August 20, 2006
Brick is just an elaborate noir send-up, and an enjoyably kooky one at that
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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