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Mr. Brooks [Blu-ray] (2007)

Kevin Costner , Demi Moore , Bruce A. Evans  |  R |  Blu-ray
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (353 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, William Hurt, Dane Cook, Marg Helgenberger
  • Directors: Bruce A. Evans
  • Writers: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon
  • Producers: Kevin Costner, Adam Rosenfelt, Brian Pitt, Jim Wilson, Kimberly C. Anderson
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Surround), Spanish (Dolby TrueHD)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: October 23, 2007
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (353 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000VD5I8K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,135 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Mr. Brooks [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Consider MR. BROOKS. A successful businessman. A generous philanthropist. A loving father and devoted husband. Seemingly, he's perfect. But Mr. Brooks has a secret... he is also the notorious Thumbprint Killer and no one has ever suspected it... until now.

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Consider Mr. Brooks: A successful businessman, a generous philanthropist, a loving father and devoted husband. Seemingly, he's perfect. But Mr. Brooks has a secret... he is also the notorious Thumbprint Killer and no one has ever suspected it... until now.

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52 of 59 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
This by far is Kevin Costner's best film he has been in about 15 years. Costner plays "Mr. Brooks" who leads a double life. On the outside he is a successful businessman and loving family man, on the inside, he struggles with his addiction, his addiction to murder. For about two years he has been able to resist until he listens to his alter ego (played devilishly by William Hurt) to play again. He then goes into the apartment of a couple and proceeds to kill both of them.
The next day he is visited by Mr. Smith, who blackmails him to take him to his next killing. All the while he is being followed by a detective trying to solve the "thumb print murders" and juggles his personal life which is thrust into turmoil. His daughter "drops out of school" and is pregnant, but is that all of it? Soon he discovers she shares the same addiction and sickness as he does and out of compassion "fixes" her situation as well as his own predicament. What to do with and about Mr. Smith? Fulfilling his promise to Mr. Smith he takes him on his next job and decides he wants Mr. Smith to end his suffering and make him disappear, but is this the true end of Mr. brooks?
This one will keep you on your toes, on the edge of your seat and guessing until the end. I haven't personally seen a film executed this well in many years, by far the best Costner has done in a decade, and I wish he would do more films of this caliber more often. A great script, cast and great performances played deliciously by both Costner and Hurt. This one is not to be missed, and I promise you won't be disappointed.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars nice spin on the serial killer formula June 3, 2007
***1/2

Bruce A. Evans' "Mr. Brooks" deserves praise for at least bringing a certain degree of freshness to the well-worn serial-killer genre.

Kevin Costner portrays Earl Brooks, a devoted husband and father and the recent recipient of the Man of the Year Award from the city of Portland, Oregon for his work as a successful businessman. He also just happens to be a cold-blooded murderer, known to the media and the law enforcement community as the Fingerprint Killer, so named because he leaves that telltale sign behind at each of his crime scenes (we must assume it is not his own fingerprint, although the script never actually spells that out for us). As the movie opens, Brooks hasn't killed anyone for two years, having chosen to resist the temptation by attending AA meetings and focusing on his wife and daughter. However, lately, Brooks has begun to succumb to the pull of his "addiction," once again allowing his darker angel to lure and goad him into seeking out unsuspecting victims as a means of alleviating the pressure.

What separates "Mr. Brooks" from all other previous serial-killer thrillers is that it has chosen to actually incarnate that bad angel on screen in the form of an unnerving William Hurt, who appears by Brooks' side at strategic moments in the movie to advise, berate and commiserate with Brooks as he contemplates his next homicidal action. Generally, in these movies, we rarely get a sense of the intense mental struggle taking place within the deeply disturbed, psychotic mind of the killer. Through the use of Hurt's character (referred to by Brooks as Marshall), however, the writers, Evans and Raynold Gideon, are able to verbalize that conflict and show us the two warring factions co-existing within this single warped psyche.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars smart serial killer; dumb cop October 25, 2007
By Viva
Format:DVD
If it hadn't been for the dumbest cop ever born (the one played by Demi Moore), this would have gotten one more star.
Anyway, Costner does a marvelous job as a tormented serial killer addicted to thrill killing while also holding down a great job and doting on his wife and daughter. The daughter, however, may be a budding serial killer herself, and he wants to save her from becoming like her father.
William Hurt also is in full creepy mode as a manifestation of Costner's dueling personality, while comedian Dane Cook plays a would-be killer who wants Costner to tutor him in how to do it and not get caught.
There is some intrusive techno music and a Matrix-like hallway shoot-out that could have been done better. However, these are quibbles. I had a bigger problem with Moore's distracting divorce battle, impulsiveness, and general arrogance.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Brooks... October 25, 2007
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Please stay out of my neighborhood. If you are looking for entertainment with excellent acting, this movie is for you. Kevin Costner and William Hurt are in their prime in this movie. The content of the movie is about a man obessesed with killing and then finds out he has passed that obessesion down to his daughter. I am apprehensive to say it is a good movie because of the content but as far as acting and drama with suspense...it is a good movie.
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40 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Invest in Things People Need - Water and Cemeteries November 2, 2007
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Mr. Brooks has a Man of the Year award, a loving family, some seemingly-mundane hobbies, and a little nickname the papers like to use calling him: "The Thumbprint Killer." Only they don't call HIM the killer; they just refer to some of the handy work he seems to have left behind and this addiction keeps him killing. He doesn't like to do it, mind you, going to AA meetings because he is trying to keep his addiction in check. Still, an addiction is an addiction is an addiction and relapses to occur. His latest relapse, a dancer he sees and her lover, change things when something changes in his pattern.
Namely, a loose end comes to visit and builds a world within his world by asking him to show off what killing is made of.
And that's where things get started.

When I first rented the movie, I didn't expect that much. Costner is oftentimes hit-or-miss and, frankly, I was afraid he would miss in this role. Happily I have to say I was wrong, with Costner making an excellent killer and also kicking it in a dual role. One of the many things Costner showcases in this movie is the way he can play with the mentality within a role - here Mr. Brooks has an imaginary friend we are lucky enough to see and the two of them share laughs and plans and suspicions on what is what. Honestly these are some of the best scenes in the business, making you really like Mr. Brooks and appreciate his humor. Costner does great work making Mr. Brooks a sympathetic character, too, with his murderous life balanced well by a family he sees to really love.

Along the way, we pick up a counterpart to Costner, one Demi Moore, and she does some good work in this venture, too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome movie! Got to me the next day.
Published 8 days ago by Brandon
5.0 out of 5 stars Kevin Costner a Serial Killer ?
When the movie came out, I was surprised that Kevin Costner took on this role. He is one of my favorites and he did Mr. Brooks proud. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Rusty in Dallas
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't watch
Bad movie. No suspense, writing stinks, acting not far behind
Published 21 days ago by MrBig
2.0 out of 5 stars Eh, not so great.
I don't see why everyone likes this movie. Too boring. Can't get past Kevin Costner, I just see HIM and not the actual character. Just not the right fit in my opinion.
Published 22 days ago by Cade
4.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Brooks Has A Problem
Interesting movie with contradictions of a good man with a terrible addiction. This addiction is killing. Mr. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Professor H
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent movie.
Published 28 days ago by Roger L.Drummond
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it
Published 29 days ago by Bethany Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Costner doesn't dissapoint on this one...
I finally sat down and watched this movie, expecting it to be somewhat mediocre.
I do enjoy Costner as an actor in "No Way Out" and The Bodyguard" but he is not on... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Diseyener Fabulous
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect
Published 1 month ago by Ella Collie
4.0 out of 5 stars graveyard scene is cool
Not his best movie but so different for him. Kevin Costner is great along with a couple others but some of the casting is a little weak. I thought the story/plot was really cool.
Published 1 month ago by smokenu73
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All the info you'll ever need about the movie! Everyone should have the Internet Movie Database bookmarked!

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