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Brick Reviews

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April 6, 2006
There are a million stories in the naked city, and Brick never gets around to telling any of them.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 12, 2006
Never really offers an adequate justification for its central genre-transplant conceit.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 30, 2006
Meant to put a distinctive stamp on the film, the dialog grows increasingly tedious and manufactured, especially when the locations don't match the same sense of fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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+
March 8, 2006
Brick is a movie I admire more than I actually like. I guess you could say it's a 'couple of bricks shy' of being a really enjoyable film.
March 30, 2006
Brick will make you dread high school all over again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 18, 2006
Suburban kitsch gets played fast and loose.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 30, 2006
Rian Johnson's flashy cinematic stunt grafts the hard-boiled argot of Dashiell Hammett onto an upscale Southern California high school.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 31, 2006
It's an A+ film school exercise with zero emotional or social impact.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 5, 2006
Alas, Brick, from writer-director Rian Johnson, isn't as clever as its conceit.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 7, 2006
Assumes that you know film noir and then that you won't mind high-schoolers trampling one of your favorite genres. An admirable attempt that falls short in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
March 30, 2006
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, does that apply when an idea is taken, massacred, and awkwardly plopped in a high school setting?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 31, 2006
The conventions of films noirs ... shrivel in the bright California sun. There's no reason 'Brick' should do this, of course -- which is to say, there's really no reason for 'Brick.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 13, 2006
Amateurish noir knock-off ... A Walter Mitty fantasy with training wheels.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 16, 2006
The director has built a nifty-looking little contraption with a hollow center, with fingernails clean of grime.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 29, 2006
Akin to David Lynch on an off day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 7, 2006
The mystery feels elementary and his characters, though compelling as sketches, remain one-dimensional from the first to the last good-looking frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 27, 2006
The clever notion of presenting high school life with the artificiality of a high school play isn't compelling in practice.
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March 28, 2006
An audience can easily become frustrated by the omnipresent beatings.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 5, 2006
The genre itself is one of my favourites, but I am uninvolved and unmoved by Brick; it's like a teenager dressed in dad's overcoat.
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