Brick Mansions 2014 PG-13 CC

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In dystopian Detroit, an undercover cop is determined to bring his father's killer to justice. He reluctantly accepts the help of a fearless ex-convict, and together they must stop a sinister plot to devastate the entire city.

Starring:
Paul Walker, David Belle
Runtime:
1 hour, 31 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Director Camille Delamarre
Starring Paul Walker, David Belle
Supporting actors RZA, Gouchy Boy, Catalina Denis, Ayisha Issa, Carlo Rota, Andreas Apergis, Richard Zeman, Robert Maillet, Bruce Ramsay, Frank Fontaine, Chimwemwe Miller, Andy Bradshaw, Ryan Trudeau, Ron Lea, Carolina Bartczak, Danny Blanco Hall, Bruce Dinsmore, Annie Li Meng Tong
Studio Relativity Media, LLC
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Tsuyoshi on September 6, 2014
Format: DVD
“Brick Mansions” is a Hollywood remake of a 2004 French action movie “District B13” (“Banlieue 13”). If you have seen the original, you have already seen the film virtually. And most probably you will find the original better.

The difference between the two versions is that the new, English-speaking one, which is set in the 2018 Detroit, features Paul Walker in his last completed role, as an undercover cop Damien Collier trying to find a stolen weapon of mass destruction. In the city’s crime-infested area called Brick Mansions, he forms an unlikely duo with a resident Lino (David Belle, reprising the role he played in the original), whose ex-girlfriend Lola (Catalina Denis) is kidnapped by the local crime lord Tremaine Alexander (RZA).

The screenplay is typical of Luc Besson – stock characters and fast-paced story with a few twists on the way. It is not that great, not that terrible, just good enough for a mindless action movie. What really matters is action, especially parkour-inspired action that made “District B13” something original. And that’s where “Brick Mansions” disappoints.

Thanks to David Belle and the film’s stunt team, the action scenes are decent, if not as great as that of the original. One big problem is the rather choppy editing that almost kills the tension of the action sequence, especially car and gun action.

Sadly this will be the last starring role for Paul Walker. I really miss him.
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34 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Anthony L. TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 21, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Brick Mansions is an action movie on caffeine. It's a movie that will make you say "what?" and "whoa!" in equal measures. Slick as David Belle jumping a building, cool as the other side of the pillow, and subtle as an exploding grenade, Brick Mansions is the funnest action film I've seen since Edge of Tomorrow. This is the Luc Besson we've all been missing; this is the Paul Walker we all loved; and this is the kind of action that makes movies special.

Brick Mansions doesn't want to be the next Bourne or Lethal Weapon; and it doesn't want to engage your brain on the next level. Brick Mansions wants to take you on the wildest, craziest ride it can for 1 hour, 30 minutes, and 9 seconds (if you stay for the credits...which you probably won't). Along for the ride is Paul Walker, playing the straight good guy with a bit of an edge that he did so well (*whimpers slightly* rest in peace, man). David Belle is present, as are his 12 abs and 26 tattoos (I didn't count. Don't quote me.), not to mention his parkour skills that make Spider-Man look ponderous and slow. RZA chews so much of the scenery I'm surprised we don't see the bite marks where he sank his pristine teeth in.

Though more than RZA's teeth, all over the film we see the fingerprints of Luc Besson. The man who, like a benevolent god, gave us Leon: The Professional, Taxi, and Nikita, and cursed us with something like five Arthur and the Invisibles movies...is back on top form with his singular and very often fabulously overblown style. The action here is some of the most inventive, fast-paced, slickest and coolest that we've seen in a while. Take David Belle for example. He doesn't brawl; he bounces through the air on coiled springlike-muscles like some nimble jungle cat.
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44 of 57 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on July 10, 2014
Format: DVD
In 2018, downtown Detroit becomes a walled in city...by a four foot wall. The Mayor wants to move the people out and build a place for rich people. Meanwhile Lino (David Belle) in a subplot is thwarting drug dealers as a vigilante. Detective Collier (Paul Walker) is also fighting against the bad guys downtown, while other cops are on the take.

Lino's ex-gf (Catalina Denis) gets kidnapped by the bad guys who also jack a vehicle with a suitcase neutron bomb now on a countdown. Collier has to go get the bomb that just happened to be strolling around the walled in city in a vehicle, something he is not smart enough to question until someone points it out to him how odd is the state of events.

The plot was all over the place and uneven. It appears Walker's dad was killed and he was looking for the culprit, but not that hard. David Belle had the best fight moves highlighted early on...i.e urban acrobatics. There was also a grindhouse cat fight. It is hard to imagine this botched screenplay was done by the same guy who did quality work like "Fifth Element" and "Transporter."

And you can't help but notice that in this film Paul Walker crashes his vehicle at 80-90+ mph and survives because he wore a seat belt.

Action with no substance. Appears to be overrated by Paul Walker fans moved by his untimely death.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
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Format: DVD
"Revenge and justice are not the same thing." Damien Collier (Walker) is an undercover cop who wants to take down Tremaine (RZA), a crime lord who killed his father. Ex-convict Lino (Belle) has taken it upon himself to stop the drug trafficking that Tremaine has been running in and out of Detroit's projects known as Brick Mansions. When Lino's girlfriend is kidnapped it becomes personal for Lino and now Damien and Lino must work together to stop Tremaine and save the city. Soon after Paul Walker did a movie called The Hours came out which I thought was a great movie and the one he should be remembered for. It was something totally different than anything he had done. This is a return to the cookie cutter role he was known for. The best way to describe this is a Fast and Furious with running instead of driving. Paul Walker again plays an undercover cop that infiltrates the "bad guys" to stop something illegal but ends up having more in common with them and siding with them over the police force. If you like the Fast and Furious type movies you will really like this one. As for me this was a little repetitive and felt much longer then the 90 min run time. Overall, fans of Paul Walker and his movies will really enjoy this I had a hard time getting into it and felt like it dragged a lot. I give this a B-.
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