• Kishan Kumar

    ★★★★ Watched by Kishan Kumar 08 Feb, 2016

    I got into it with high expectations, since I'd seen Looper (2012) by Mr. Johnson, and I'd say this film exceeded my expectations. For a movie made with about half a million dollars, of this scale, and with such assurance and firm grip from a director making his debut feature film, is a remarkable achievement, one which I myself am inspired to probably replicate sometime in the future. Mr. Johnson's debut film is one that sticks to genre conventions, and yet manages to deliver something unique and fresh, while getting good performances out of its cast.

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  • Nick

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Nick 07 Feb, 2016

    The story literally revolves around these high school kids and how three guys are in love with the same girl, but then there's this neo-noir aspect added to it and suddenly it's become this dark and absurd drama and it's so good. Rian Johnson's direction and writing is so tight here as well. I love what he does with the camera and the editing to heighten certain scenes and to really make you feel the tension of the moment he's…

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  • JeffPed

    Watched by JeffPed 04 Feb, 2016

    A surprisingly complex noir set in the high stakes world of high school. Rian Johnson is gonna bring Star Wars back to being great.

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  • Johannes Kvam Rånes

    ★★★★ Watched by Johannes Kvam Rånes 04 Feb, 2016

    Enjoyment Extracted: 8/10

    Technical Execution: 9/10

    Acting: 9/10

    Interesting

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  • Caleb

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Caleb 31 Jan, 2016

    Does Brick try too hard to pay homage to the noir genre? I'd say yes. But it still works in its own, quirky way.

    Likes: The characters are so fun - noir characters juxtaposed within the high school scene? Yes please! I feel like those who don't like this film will say that it went wrong with the silliness/unlikelihood of this ever happening in high school, but I think that's part of its charm. Isn't noir cheeky, over-the-top and somewhat…

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  • Steven Waller

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Steven Waller 29 Jan, 2016

    I will watch literally anything this dude puts his name on.

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  • Rebecca

    ★★★★ Watched by Rebecca 31 Jan, 2016

    aww.

    shit.

    yeah.

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  • Matt Abrahamson

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Matt Abrahamson 29 Jan, 2016

    My favorite movie podcast "Filmspotting" does an annual award called The Golden Brick, named after the Rian Johnson film. It highlights unique and under-the-radar films they help champion. (Past winners include Tangerine, Dogtooth, Blue Ruin) Brick uses known devices to create a wholly original film. Noir and high school films are some of the most overplayed genres, but blending them together seemed to make perfect sense and make everything feel new.

    Brick is a marvel. Here's some things I learned…

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  • manlikedre

    ★★★★ Added by manlikedre

    Rian Johnson

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  • wildbiker

    ★★★★ Watched by wildbiker 01 Jan, 2016

    Having seen this I am now pumped for Star Wars.

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  • Conor Herbert

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Conor Herbert 28 Jan, 2016

    A rewatch took a formerly five star film down to a four and a half. That being said, I do seriously love this film - inspired, intense and relentless.

    So fast paced that it's almost dizzying. We tear through clues like there's no tomorrow, quickly and seamlessly setting up relationships and cliques. Brendan is a great protagonist, his flaws and his strengths stemming from the trope of an obsessive detective.

    A really clever, old school noir film. Nothing is watered…

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  • Belfry

    ★★★ Watched by Belfry 26 Jan, 2016

    Brick was an okay film. I think I expected more out of it since I'm a huge fan of both Rian Johnson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I found the dialogue and storyline a little out of my knowledge so I didn't enjoy it as much. The camera work was great however, as were some of the special effects. I definitely want to watch this again so I can fully appreciate how good it is as I watched it as I was doing some photo editing.

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