WorstPreviews.com Logo Join the community [Login / Register]
Follow WorstPreviews.com on Twitter
What\ News Coming Soon In Theaters On DVD Trailer,Posters,Pictures,Wallpapers, Screensavers PeliBlog.com Trivia/Quizzes
Latest DVD Reviews
Never Let Me Go
The Expendables
The Goonies: 25th An...
Elf: Ultimate Collec...
Predators
Jonah Hex
The Hangover: Extrem...
Peanuts Deluxe Holid...
Splice
One Flew Over The Cu...
Lord of the Rings: T...
Lord of the Rings: F...
Lord of the Rings: R...
Killers
Kick-Ass
Cop Out (Blu-ray)
Valentine's Day
Edge of Darkness
Sherlock Holmes
The Blind Side
Ninja Assassin
The Informant
The Box
Law Abiding Citizen
The Time Traveler's ...
Whiteout
The Final Destinatio...
My Sister's Keeper
The Unborn
Push
Knowing
12 Rounds
Inkheart
Friday the 13th
Gran Torino
Revolutionary Road
Valkyrie
Taken
Two And A Half Men: ...
The Wrestler
Frost/Nixon
The Reader
The Spirit
Yes Man
Bedtime Stories
The Day the Earth St...
Doubt
Slumdog Millionaire
Seven Pounds
Quantum of Solace
Vicky Cristina Barce...
Pineapple Express
Babylon A.D.
Eagle Eye
Burn After Reading
The House Bunny
Mamma Mia!
The Dark Knight
X-Files: I Want to B...
Wanted
Step Brothers
Hancock
Tropic Thunder
Wall-E
Hellboy II: The Gold...
Kung Fu Panda
Get Smart
The Incredible Hulk
More Reviews
Mr. Brooks Mr. Brooks
Movie Rating:
 6/10
DVD Rating:
 6/10
Overall Rating:
 6/10


Movie Details: View Here


Add to Shopping Cart

Starring:
Kevin Costner
William Hurt
Demi Moore
Dane Cook


Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Director/Co-Writer Bruce A. Evans and Co-Writer Reynold Gideon
The Birth Of A Serial Killer: The Writing Of Mr. Brooks Featurette
On The Set Of Mr. Brooks Featurette
Murder On Their Minds: Mr. Brooks, Marshall & Mr. Smith Featurette
Theatrical Trailer
Deleted Scenes

Other Info:
Video: Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
English: DTS 5.1 [CC]
Spanish: Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Run Time: 120 min
Rating: R

Synopsis from DVD Cover:
Earl Brooks (Costner) has a thriving business, a devoted wife, a loving daughter... and a terrible secret. He's a psychopathic serial killer, and no one has ever suspected him. Unable to control his horrific addiction, Brooks gives in to his sadistic, all-too-real alter ego (William Hurt) and succumbs to his murderous urges. But a pesky witness (Dane Cook) to his latest crime and a stubborn detective (Demi Moore) on the case add shocking new twists to an already terrifying game of cat and mouse.

Quick Review:
Here is a rare example of too much plot in the movie. So much, that it makes the entire thing incredibly ridiculous. What starts of as a story of Earl Brooks (Kevin Costner), who deals with his murdering side, turns into five simultaneous stories that jump all over the place, yet desperately try to somehow stick to the main character.

Kevin Costner is a devoted father and husband, who recently won the "Man of the Year" award from the city's Chamber of Commerce. He has a perfect life, but also an imaginary friend, Marshall (William Hurt), who begs for Earl to kill. It has been two years since the last murder, but the craving is there, and after much begging, Earl gives into the temptation and decides to murder a dance couple. This is where the story splits into a big mess. Out of nowhere, we are introduced to Mr. Smith (Dane Cook), who caught Earl in action and threatens to go to the cops unless he can tag along to the next murder. Then there is Earl's daughter, who returns home from college with news that any parent would hate to find out. There is also, detective Tracy Atwood (Demi Moore), who is getting closer to Earl, but at the same time is going through a messy divorce and is targeted by another murderer who just escaped from prison.

All these stories are happening at the same time and while they are interesting at times, I felt that the Atwood character dominated much of the movie, when she could have easily been taken out. I would have loved, instead, to see more of the imaginary friend and find out what his motives were. I can honestly say that if imaginary friends were like Marshall, I would have loved to have one myself. Marshall not only remembers things that Earl can't and makes sure that Earl does not get caught, but he also gives him big hugs during tough times. Awesome.

As any good DVD, it comes with an audio commentary by writer/director Bruce A. Evans and his co-writer Raynold Gideon. It also comes with three featurettes, "The Birth of a Serial Killer: The Writing of Mr. Brooks," "On the Set of Mr. Brooks" and "Murder on Their Minds: Mr. Brooks, Marshall and Mr. Smith," which are just a bunch of interviews with the cast and crew talking about how great, they believe, the movie is. The featurettes add up to over twenty five minutes, but don't really deliver any new or interesting information about the film. In addition, there are six deleted scenes, which mostly revolve around detective Atwood, which makes me think that maybe the movie should have been called "Ms. Atwood" instead of "Mr. Brooks," since the character gets so much attention.

In Conclusion:
"Mr. Brooks" is a decent serial killer flick, with interesting characters and lots of potential. Unfortunately, the stories are too messy and end up confusing things. I loved Dane Cook in a non-comedic role, which he surprised me at, by delivering a believable performance. The actual DVD tries to give the fans more information about the movie, but falls short, due to the quality of the featurettes. In conclusion, this movie is not boring and is definitely worth a rental, but no rush.


There's a Good Reason Why Luke Skywalker Isn't on "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Poster

"The Walking Dead" Fan Kills Friend Who Turned Into a Zombie

"The Flash" Movie Hires Director

Paul Bettany Responds to Jason Statham's "Avengers" Insult

Ridley Scott Reveals Another Title for "Prometheus" Sequel

Johnny Depp and Edgar Wright Team for "Fortunately, the Milk"

"Indiana Jones" Producer Says Harrison Ford Will Not Be Recast

"Spectre" Breaks Box Office Records Overseas

Sandra Bullock to Star in Female Version of "Ocean's Eleven"

Another "Monopoly" Movie in the Works

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Demolishes Pre-Sale Records

"Jumanji" Remake Hires "Con Air" Writer

Daniel Craig Would Rather Commit Suicide Than Return as James Bond

Disney's "Tower of Terror" Park Ride Movie Moving Forward

Marvel Has Contingency Plans In Case It Regains Rights to Superheroes

Official "X-Men: Apocalypse" Plot Synopsis Revealed

"Transformers 5" Plot Details Revealed

"Ant-Man" Gets a Sequel, Marvel's Phase Three Release Dates Announced

Reboot of "MacGyver" TV Series in the Works with James Wan

"Hardcore" Sells to STX for $10 Million After Week-Long Bidding War
Lace Wedding Dresses from ViViDress UK online shop, buy with confidence and cheap price.
WorstPreviews.com hosted by pair Networks WorstPreviews.com
Hosted by pair Networks
News Feeds | Box Office | Movie Reviews | Buzz: Top 100 | Popularity: Top 100
Poster Store | About Us | Advertising | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Web Tools | Site Map
Copyright © 2009 WorstPreviews.com. All rights reserved