Brick Mansions Reviews

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April 29, 2014
This is ultimately a movie about class warfare and social oppression that isn't remotely science-fictional. It's real, and as dumb as this remake is, it sends you home thinking.
April 29, 2014
Follows the bog-standard formula perfected by Besson: combining functional storylining with competent action highlights and an occasional air of whimsy.
April 28, 2014
It's fun to see Walker do a double take at a perilous move of Belle's and then find a less risky alternative. The pair seem like they're having a good time in this buddy action movie. It seems a fitting curtain call for a likable actor gone too soon.
April 25, 2014
Almost no one in this film is allowed to play to their strengths.
April 25, 2014
It should be wilder, funnier, nuttier.
April 25, 2014
Brick Mansions is a non-starter: It chokes on its déjà vu, the hyperactive Mixmaster editing is exhausting and the characters' banter is so leaden it might violate federal emission standards.
March 8, 2019
The film is characterized by a dull plot, uninspiring acting and thinly-sketched characters.
August 13, 2018
It's at its best a by-the-numbers thriller that represents exactly what Besson's career has become: one senseless, uninspired, unrealistic actioner after another.
November 14, 2017
The film has a message at its core but the execution is way too simplistic with the actors acting as if they weren't paid.
June 6, 2016
These types of films are going to be less fun without Walker pushing them along.
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