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Mr. Brooks Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 31, 2007
Intriguing but inept.
| Original Score: 2/5
May 29, 2007
[Mr. Brooks] piles subplot upon subplot, making what should have been a taut, disturbing thriller feel bloated and aimless.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 1, 2007
But for a movie about a guy who plans everything so meticulously, the script is a mess, with impossible coincidences and one big fake-out that is nothing but a giant bloody speed-bump on the way to the who-cares-at-this-point conclusion.
| Original Score: C
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 31, 2007
Mr. Brooks manages to be deeply loathsome -- no small feat for a film that's shallowly amateurish.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 30, 2007
Overdesigned characters and situations stretch plausibility at every turn.
Edward Douglas
May 30, 2007
The few original ideas tend to get bogged down in a plot that's slow, convoluted and even more schizophrenic than Mr. Brooks himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 31, 2007
After its sleek, hard-edged first hour, the second half slides into rote action-adventure scenes, complete with techno music backdrop, that we've seen in dozens of movies of this ilk.
| Original Score: 2/4
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
June 20, 2007
Ultimately, Mr. Brooks is a little bit like one of the murders in an actual serial killer case: an object of passing fascination for most people who see the broad strokes or statistics, but of lasting or more profound impact only to those affected by or d
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
May 30, 2007
Mr. Brooks is one deliriously ridiculous movie, and a bona fide contender for status as a camp classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
June 1, 2007
Far-fetched, flimsy and uninvolving.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
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.
June 1, 2007
Mr. Brooks had the potential to be a ridiculous thrill ride, but that requires a director who knows how to shoot a scene with more style than a Law & Order episode.
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
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David Jenkins
Time Out
June 23, 2007
This wannabe highbrow horror-thriller is a graceless, unfocused piece of work with a central narrative as tonally schizophrenic and wayward as its lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Cole Haddon
Orlando Weekly
May 31, 2007
Ever wondered why movies made in Hollywood seem to appeal to increasingly dumber audiences? Buy a ticket to Mr. Brooks to become part of the intellectually diminished population that studio execs lower their standards to appease.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 1, 2007
There's an unsettling exhilaration in the way "Mr. Brooks" plows through dark waters and damns every torpedo ... except for the one that sinks it. (Its name is Demi Moore. There's the germ of a great movie, but the disease of many stupid ones.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Matt Pais
May 31, 2007
There's so much unexamined rage in Mr. Brooks that the movie plays like a training video for psychotherapists.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Willie Waffle
May 31, 2007
delivers more of a soap opera-like story about everyone's personal lives, whether you find that interesting or not, and whether these lurid details are important to the plot or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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