Rent Mr. Brooks (2007)

3.3 of 5 from 224 ratings
1h 55min
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Synopsis:
Earl Brooks (Costner) has a thriving business, a devoted wife, a loving daughter... and a terrible secret. He's a psychopathic serial killer, and no one has ever suspected him. Unable to control his horrific addiction, Brooks gives in to his sadistic, all-too-real alter ego (William Hurt) and succumbs to his murderous urges. But a pesky witness (Dane Cook) to his latest crime and a stubborn detective (Demi Moore) on the case add shocking new twists to an already terrifying game of cat and mouse.
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Directors:
Writers:
Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon
Studio:
20th Century Fox
Genres:
Horror, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/02/2008
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Birth of a Serial Killer: The Writing of Mr. Brooks
  • On the Set of Mr. Brooks
  • Murder on Their Minds: Mr. Brooks, Marshall & Mr. Smith
  • Mr. Brooks Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (5) of Mr. Brooks

Watchable if you like the genre - Mr. Brooks review by RP

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13/01/2014

Kevin Costner is not one of my favourite actors - too wooden, with a strong and dislikeable accent - who struggles to play any part that requires subtlety. So he's pretty well cast here as a psychopathic serial killer :)

This is a moderately good film with sufficient blood and a few mild shocks and thrills - nothing too exciting though and certainly nothing to write home about.

The plot is straightforward, if a bit silly. Kostner plays Earl Brooks - the 'Mr Brooks' of the title - a successful businessman who has a secret side to him: he is a serial killer, indeed he is addicted to killing, and has an alter-ego (well played by William Hurt) who encourages him. But he is seen in his latest killing and is blackmailed into taking the witness along for the ride. So far, so good...

But this straightforward (?) scenario is then over-complicated by sub-plots including a multi-millionaire woman cop (Demi Moore) going through a messy divorce, a recently released violent killer whom she is attempting to track down, and the possibility that Mr Brooks' daughter has inherited his addiction to killing.

It's not bad - I quite enjoyed it - but it's not good either, and it's the sub-plots that spoil it, although the one involving his daughter does provide a cheap thrill near the end. Kostner is as wooden as ever, but here it doesn't matter too much and he's better than in many of his films. Demi Moore is poor and seems to be trying to prove something as a wannabe tough cop, complete with f-ing and blinding.

3/5 stars - pretty average stuff, but watchable if you like the genre.

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