In the early hours of the morning college student Brendan Grye gets an unexpected phone call from an old flame. Close to hysteria, she barely has time to tell him that she's screwed up badley and needs his help before the line goes dead. Its the last he sees or hears of his ex. Determined to find out what's happened, Brendan finds himself drawn into a dark and secret world of drug rats and thugs, where one man - The Pin - calls the shots, makes the deals and decides who lives and who dies.....
'Brick' involves a loner high school teenager receiving a frantic and mysterious call from his ex-girlfriend, and as she soon thereafter disappears, he sets out on his own to figure out where she is and what happened to her. It leads him into a high school crime ring (drugs) where he works his way in with the people to get more answers. It's actually kind of hard to describe because I feel like I have to watch this movie another time to pick up on everything again. The dialog in this movie is very heavy and moves fast. It's a different approach, and a lot of times I find myself trying to put things together to further understand the story, but something new would come up, giving you no chance to really digest anything. Also, some of this didn't seem completely realistic when you take into account the mature role a lot of these teenage kids were cast in. I felt like this was more of an adult situation with high school kids thrown in. It didn't feel like high school. This movie probably isn't for everyone, but I liked it. By the end, I was hooked and wanted to see how it would be resolved. Give it a shot if you are into the detective-role movies.
Slow paced and dull.
- Brick review by Shatner's Bassoon
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Brick is a strange experience, slick film-noir mystery within a teen movie setting. The story plods along at a snails pace and towards the end I was losing interest at a rapid rate. If you're into flim noir style detective mysteries then you may like it, otherwise I would give it a miss.