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Brake

Overview


Genre :

Thriller

Release Date :

March 23, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Gabe Torres

Starring :

Stephen Dorff, Chyler Leigh, Tom Berenger, JR Bourne, Bobby Tomberlin, Kali Rocha, King Orba, Kent Shocknek, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Sammy Sheik

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3 of 5

“..your mileage enjoying "Brake" may vary, but even if you spot the final destination coming, it's a pleasant enough joyride..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
2 of 4

“..there are plenty of gripping moments, as well as a few silly ones - bees get involved at one point..”
by Andrew Lapin [NPR]
Review rate : C+

“..the structural similarities between Brake and the 2010 hit Buried are hard to ignore..”
by Noel Murray [AV Club]
3 of 4

“..suffice it to say, you will not be bored..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..regardless of whether you second-guess the climax or not, it'll thoroughly piss you off..”
by Michael Atkinson [Village Voice]
“..may become a technical object lesson in how to film in extremely tight spaces..”
by Robert Koehler [Variety]
3.5 of 5

“..it has no logic or credibility, and its paranoid view of Washington is too absurd to spur even a second thought..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
“..instead of dazzling, the twisty double ending sets the slight but ultimately critical emotional detachment of the preceding ninety minutes into greater relief..”
by Michelle Orange [Movieline]
“..as political cinema, Brake may be gross; as a good time at the movies, it's a total non-starter..”
by Andrew Schenker [Slant Magazine]
1.5 of 4

“..another you may not - neither satisfying enough to justify an hour and a half of Dorff-in-a-box..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]
“..a sure sign the well of ideas has reached the watery muck at the bottom: multiple movies whose protagonists spend the entire running time inside a box..”
by Sam Adams [Time Out New York]
“..a bit too much required suspension of disbelief, some plot holes, weak dialogue, and two increasingly silly twist endings ultimately sink the piece..”
by Brian Tallerico [HollywoodChicago.com]

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