Mr. Brooks Reviews

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November 21, 2019
While Costner does his part, ultimately "Brooks" fails -- with a convoluted plot that seems more preposterous the more you think about it.
October 16, 2018
However hellish Brooks' acts might be, we admire how coolly he executes them. So rather than wish jail or worse on Mr. Brooks, the audience joins him in reveling in how neatly he disposes of his victims. Hollywood is, after all, so good at what it does.
August 28, 2015
A big-budget psycho-thriller that lets two of our more "sedate" leading men cut loose with some entertainingly juicy performances.
April 27, 2014
It's not that Costner is a bad actor. He's just a one-note actor... like a male Julia Roberts. And this just isn't his note.
November 16, 2011
November 16, 2011
April 7, 2008
The good news: there are many twists, turns, subplots and surprises that the coming attractions don't even hint at. The bad news: these twists and turns are so preposterous, or so irrelevant, that they undermine the movie they're meant to tart up.
January 16, 2008
A dinmica entre Hurt e Costner carrega Instinto Secreto: exibindo uma imensa qumica em suas cenas, os dois atores estabelecem um sentimento misto de tenso e camaradagem entre seus personagens.
November 16, 2007
Initial promise drowns in a tide of subplot complications in this sometimes slick and supremely nihilistic murder thriller which attempts to inject life into Kevin Costner by making him a bad guy.
October 27, 2007
The audience is apt to forget its own vicarious indulgence in some fairly perverse, psychologically unhinged acted out fantasy, as Kevin Costner masterminds erotically tinged guilty pleasures.
October 12, 2007
Costner gives a nicely underplayed performance and the film is well enough made to be watchable, if only to find out what enormity will be perpetrated next, and by whom.
October 12, 2007
Costner's double-act with Hurt is a wicked pleasure, like The Odd Couple with a psychopathic twist.
October 12, 2007
Kevin Costner as a schizophrenic serial killer? Demi Moore as a hardboiled police detective? No, we don't think so.
October 12, 2007
It does keep you guessing until the end, but Mr Brooks turns out to be Mr Average after all.
October 12, 2007
There's enough ambition for a miniseries here, and satellite viewers already have the rather terrific Dexter. Stuffed into two hours, it's all a bit of a pile-up.
October 12, 2007
If you can stomach the psychological codswallop of a serial killer keeping the demons at bay via Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, it may well be possible to enjoy this taut-ish thriller.
October 12, 2007
There's plenty to recommend this old-fashioned serial-killer flick.
October 11, 2007
With a terrific cast and a superb script, this is a hugely enjoyable suspense thriller of the sort that they really don't make anymore.
October 10, 2007
Despite numerous cutesy twists, it's the gradual unveiling of a warped morality that lures you into Brooks' world.
October 10, 2007
Everyone involved takes this tat seriously except William Hurt, who goes gung-ho as the alter-ego goading Brooks' kill frenzies. If only they'd cut out the middle-Kev and cast Hurt instead...
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