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B-movie legends Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator) and Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes; The Devils Rejects) both star, but they turn in disappointing performances. Perhaps its because both of their characters are so badly written.
However, Brutal does have a few bloody good deaths, and I've seen worse. So I'm going to be nice and give it two stars.
First of all, the female lead had to play the stupidest law enforcement agent in the history of mankind. I swear, there is literally a scene where she hears a noise in bushes around her house (at night no less!) and instead of drawing her weapon, stupid creeps around in the dark with no light saying "Hello? Is anyone there?" I know movies require suspension of disbelief, and I certainly wouldn't expect her to go blasting away at the bushes like John McClain on a four shot espresso bender, but come on. Seriously.
And she was absolutely useless. She had to be bailed out of ever bad situation by all the men in the movie. And yes, it does prick my feminist side deeply, I'll admit that first up, but she's supposed to be a police officer. Looking cute in your uniform is not all it takes to be a good cop.
Not to mention the whole 'serial killer' angle was a complete wash-out. I've seen highschoolers write more compelling scripts that weren't half as trite or cliched. This movie was the fuzz that grows on crap after its been left out in the pasture after a hard rain. Don't waste your time.
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I received this movie as a gift, I had never heard of it before but as Jeffery Combs was in it, I hoped it would be good. Read morePublished on May 2, 2011 by William Cleveland
Pretty much mindless repeats of the old standards.. only one woman with an iq above 30, archtypical men, lame responses to danger, lackadaisical performances.... Read morePublished on October 26, 2010 by John L. Guest
I watched it mainly for Sarah Thompson, who I just love. The film itself isn't that bad, it has some questionable moments. The murders were brutal so that was nice. Read morePublished on October 19, 2010 by David Santos
Brutal (Ethan Wiley, 2007)
Wiley (House II) wrote, produced, and directed this straight-to-video standard slasher schlock that's only notable for its surprisingly fine... Read more