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Mr. Brooks (2006)

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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews)

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  • Format: NTSC, Subtitled, Closed-captioned
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Unknown
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001PQS1GS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #275,947 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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51 of 57 people found the following review helpful
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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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars nice spin on the serial killer formula June 3, 2007

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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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars smart serial killer; dumb cop October 25, 2007
By Viva
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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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mr. Brooks... October 25, 2007
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 is a good movie.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Like Mr. Right !! September 13, 2007
I have longed for an interesting movie about a serial killer with depth since watching Silence of the Lambs in 1991. Its 2007 and I have finally seen that longing fufilled. Only a 16 year wait. Now if only they could make a good vampire movie !

Mr. Brooks was emotionally delicious and satisfying. And the music was perfect for the imagery and the atmosphere, and for whatever else you could want.

I write this empassioned review several months after seeing the film. I still get excited about having seen it every time its mentioned. And I hear there are sequals to be made. How devine ! I hope the Veils are on those soundtracks as well.

This movie lends itself well to :

Dexter ( Showtime series on DVD )
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay ( Book show was based on )
VNV Nation - Testament ( CD that feels emotionally right for the subject )
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good drama
Published 4 days ago by Andrew Hicks
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I love this movie and I'm satisfied with the movie
Published 5 days ago by Willie Barnes
4.0 out of 5 stars Great show! Loved the twists
Great show! Loved the twists. Kevin Costner and William Hurt worked so well for this movie. An older show but was recommended by a friend. How did I miss this when it came out? Read more
Published 10 days ago by dscott
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
Great movie. Great Twists!
Published 11 days ago by Lillie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great script
Published 13 days ago by elena
5.0 out of 5 stars Kevin Costner is excellent in his portrayal of Mr
Kevin Costner is excellent in his portrayal of Mr. Brooks. It is somewhat an intricate movie in its portrayal of the various characters, Mr. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Michael N. Washington
5.0 out of 5 stars He's just good ~ damned good
How can you go wrong with Kevin Costner? He's just good ~ damned good. Great suspenseful movie.
Published 13 days ago by Kit Kat Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD, eery movie....
Eery, suspenseful, entertaining, had me on the edge of my seat! Great cast!
Published 14 days ago by Misty Mary
3.0 out of 5 stars could have been better
okay, but dated.
Published 18 days ago by Joe C.
2.0 out of 5 stars Strong Start. Weak Finish.
This movie starts out very promising, but dwindles into an implausible and ridiculous conclusion. Costner is awesome, but should have been given more artistic control
Published 23 days ago by Dave C
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