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Brick, 2005
Brick
Directed by: Rian Johnson
Written by: Rian Johnson
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  110 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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IMDB 7.4

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Rian Johnson knows his noirs. Yes, it's not realistic, and this film doesn't go for realism. It deliberately reminds that these tough gangsters and femme fatales are just kids for whom mothers make breakfast. But it goes for a style and nails it...
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20.July.2014 |  by: chemical404
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chemical404 rated this title
we couldn't finish it.... we tried really hard but ended up having to turn it off half way through.
15.November.2013 |  by: jamie
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jamie rated this title
Brick
This is a film that has great ideas, but unfortunately does not deliver.
13.August.2011 |  by: Evan
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Evan rated this title
Brick is, in all honesty, a well made movie. The cinematography is icy cool and paints the world in desaturated open-shade blue; the acting is competent, especially from Joseph Gordon-Levitt who is steadily becoming one of my favorite actors, and...
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25.February.2011 |  by: Andrew
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Andrew rated this title
Style's Duck Soup
Visually orgasmic and drenched in stylization, Rian Johnson's Brick is, quite simply, a cool movie. Don't let the high school setting of this neo-noir put you off; it is devoid of drama and fluffy romance (noir to the core). The movie is very...
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15.February.2011 |  by: Alli
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Alli rated this title
I looked forward to seeing this movie based on many positive reviews I'd heard and read. I have to say I wasn't too impressed. I don't find high school students speaking 1950s cop-movie lingo believable. I teach middle and high school and don't hear...
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13.July.2010 |  by: Devon
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Devon rated this title
This movie could well have been written and directed by its high school subjects. A complete waste of time, this amateurish Dragnet effort had just enough promise to hold off my constant desire to press eject and seal it back in the envelope....
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06.January.2010 |  by: robquail
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robquail rated this title
Remember Bugsy Malone? The 1976 Prohibition Gangster Musical with Scott Baio and Jodie Foster? For some reason, I kept thinking of that movie while watching Brick, since each are crime genre films that take place in some type of alternative teenage...
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28.October.2009 |  by: gma
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gma rated this title
I haven't seen a movie quite like this before - there are so many places to compare it, and none fit completely. Pieces of Lynch and Crowe, mashed up with a liberal hunk of a teenage Sam Spade - these elements combine to make a modern masterpiece I...
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16.October.2009 |  by: endcycle
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endcycle rated this title
I looked forward to seeing this movie based on many positive reviews I'd heard and read. I have to say I wasn't too impressed. I don't find high school students speaking 1950s cop-movie lingo believable. I teach middle and high school and don't hear...
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07.July.2009 |  by: funyet
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funyet rated this title
Way better than I'd expected - almost 5 stars. Joseph G-L can't seem to be in a bad movie. Memento like mysteriousness kept me rapt. I really like the unraveling of so many layers.
11.April.2009 |  by: ScottyT
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ScottyT rated this title
Usually it takes me a good half-hour to fall asleep while watching a bad movie. I made an exception for this one and was out in ten minutes.
21.March.2009 |  by: honestappraisal
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honestappraisal rated this title
A movie that tries to be a little bit of everything...and almost is. A bit noir, a bit high school, a bit thriller, a bit action, a bit straight-forward drama, a bit grit. And they all work quite well together. Many people have called this a...
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20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
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sethdellinger rated this title
A film Hollywood would never bother to make. A cool cast with a great, colorful script make for a riviting film. Takes its time getting there, but the journey is the best part.
20.March.2009 |  by: rogertick
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rogertick rated this title
Bravo to Mitch Schvab for enduring 45 minutes of this pretentious clap-trap! After 25 minutes it had almost completely drained my will to live. This movie was bizarre, the characters annoying and the dialog pathetic. I've known skunks that stank...
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19.March.2009 |  by: Tygger2512
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Tygger2512 rated this title
Brick
Smart dialogue and an interesting story told well. Great visual style.
13.March.2009 |  by: Liam
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Liam rated this title
my new favorite movie
low budget or not, i think this movie was fantastically done. Joseph Gordon Levitt delivers a great performance. I love that its a film noir set in a modern day high school. I had to watch it a second time through to really grasp the interactions...
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07.December.2008 |  by: kblackman
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