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Mr. Brooks Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
A big-budget psycho-thriller that lets two of our more "sedate" leading men cut loose with some entertainingly juicy performances.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 16, 2008
A dinâmica entre Hurt e Costner carrega Instinto Secreto: exibindo uma imensa química em suas cenas, os dois atores estabelecem um sentimento misto de tensão e camaradagem entre seus personagens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
International News Service
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.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
October 12, 2007
Costner's double-act with Hurt is a wicked pleasure, like The Odd Couple with a psychopathic twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
October 12, 2007
Kevin Costner as a schizophrenic serial killer? Demi Moore as a hardboiled police detective? No, we don't think so.

The Sun (UK)
October 12, 2007
It does keep you guessing until the end, but Mr Brooks turns out to be Mr Average after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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.
Cath Clarke
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
October 12, 2007
There's plenty to recommend this old-fashioned serial-killer flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 10, 2007
Despite numerous cutesy twists, it's the gradual unveiling of a warped morality that lures you into Brooks' world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
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...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
October 10, 2007
A meticulous killer with family issues; a cop with problems of her own; secondary murderers on the loose; a plot with unexplored depths - this could have been a decent TV series.
Andrew Male
Empire Magazine
October 10, 2007
Although flawed, this remains a blackly funny noir treat thanks to Costner and Hurt's double-act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
October 4, 2007
Mr Brooks is a new spin on murder-by-numbers: one fascinating character, two outstanding performances, and subplots too numerous for the film's coherence or the viewer's sanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
October 2, 2007
Hubiera sido una estupenda comedia negra si no fuera que el director Bruce A. Evans se tomó el asunto en serio. Firme candidata a la peor película del año.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 28, 2007
There's more to every character than meets the eye and all the relationships have a twist
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