• H Taylor

    ★★★★ Rewatched by H Taylor 05 Oct, 2015

    A classic


  • John

    ★★★★ Rewatched by John 03 Oct, 2015

    Rian Johnson is such a genius. His Brick is LA Confidential meets The Doom Generation and it's beyond surprising to me that this was his first feature. It's also one of the films that helped me first fall in love with then indie god JGL.


  • Zak Lopopolo

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Zak Lopopolo 30 Sep, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Gets better every time I see it. On first viewing I thought it was an assured, if gimmicky, genre exercise, like something Max Fischer would make if he ever became a fimmaker. The more I watch it, the deep, aching sadness at the heart of this film becomes more and more penetrating. Almost every scene is anchored by Joseph Gordon-Levitt's heartbreakingly understated performance and that magnificent score. Every time I hear a new version of "Emily's Theme", played with different…


  • Dennie van der Tuuk

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Dennie van der Tuuk 17 Sep, 2015

    Great neo-noir. The story is very good. It keeps you guessing right to the end. The mood that is set is done really well. The dialogue is brilliant but it's the performances that make it work. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is perfectly cast, as are the rest of the cast. The music is beautiful and the sound design is involving. A fun ride.


  • Ben Radetski

    ★★★½ Watched by Ben Radetski 26 Sep, 2015

    Brick is a high school neo-noir. Just based off the concept alone, I like this movie already.

    Brick is Rian Johnson's debut film. The only other one of his movies I've seen is Looper. I didn't flat out love it or anything, but liked it, I thought it was good. And I would describe Brick the exact same way.

    Although Brick could have been a colossal failure due to the low production budget, it was saved by its "wink-wink" attitude.…


  • Illusion Mihawk

    ★★★½ Added by Illusion Mihawk

    A fast paced high school detective thriller that's entertaining, even when it's not completely clear what's going on

    Brick is an homage to Dashiell Hammett novels, and it works very well for the most part. The setting is changed to an high school, and the main character is entertaining not only due to his similarity to the typical "hard boiled detectives", but also due to the flaws that are presented, as his hatred for the world has only alienated the…


  • Taylor Gilbert

    ★★★★ Watched by Taylor Gilbert 22 Sep, 2015

    Can't say much without wanting to talk spoilers, but this is a damn unique and awesome film.


  • Daniel Charchuk

    ★★★★½ Watched by Daniel Charchuk 21 Oct, 2006

    I'm a sucker for cool language, so I really dug the stylized dialogue in this. Some of the terms I was a bit fuzzy on, and had to look up in the glossary while I was watching, but I mostly understood everything that was going on. The plot, though complex, was fairly easy for me to get, though I wanted more depth. It ended too soon for me, which is usually the sign of a great movie for me. The…


  • Patrick Dunham

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Patrick Dunham 16 Sep, 2015 2

    With each viewing this film gets better and I’m able to notice even more of the ingenuity Rian Johnson employs in terms of stylistic and technical craft. Not only is it stylistically innovative (for any film, most especially because of its neo-noir repurposing of source content) but technically brilliant in the way of cinematography as well as editing.

    The cinematography of Steve Yedlin heavily utilizes low-angle shots: in almost every one-on-one conversation our protagonist Brendan Frye has with some form…


  • SpringwdSlasher

    ★★★½ Added by SpringwdSlasher

    A very stylish and creative neo-noir. Great plot and excellent, excellent script.


  • Nazeer Vawda

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Nazeer Vawda 15 Sep, 2015

    Sadly it's not as amazing as my first watch. That's a huge shame


  • Julio Olivera

    ★★½ Watched by Julio Olivera 09 Sep, 2015

    I love LOOPER, let's get that out of the way first.

    But to say film noir is hit or miss with me is to be generous about it. THE MALTESE FALCON bored me to tears. There's something about the genre that I can't buy into. I like the aesthetics of it, but the plot mechanics never make much sense and it eventually turns me off.

    That's pretty much what happened with BRICK, which had me entranced for about half an…