• Harrison Miller

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Harrison Miller 29 Nov, 2014

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


  • Ali Moneib

    ★★★½ Watched by Ali Moneib 10 Dec, 2014

    Writer and director Rian Johnson's first feature length film was released in 2005, under the nonspecific name of Brick. Embracing a talented cast, as well as the promises of a fresh take on the neo-noir genre, Brick may have the right ideas, but the flat execution means that, while it's decent, it isn't great.

    When Brendan, a smart and cynical high school recluse, gets a frightening phone call from his ex-girlfriend, Emily, asking for his help, Brendan takes it upon…


  • joanne myers

    Added by joanne myers

    I don't get this film. I understand it was insanely popular with a number of people, but just couldn't bring myself to see it. I wasn't interested in the story or the characters.
    The only thing that gave this movie a 1 star rating was the performance from Joseph Gordon-Levitt.


  • Rick Bman

    Watched by Rick Bman 24 Jan, 2009

    *NOTE: This review originally posted on my old blog on Jan. 24, 2009

    I went into Brick really, really wanting to like it. I had heard such good things about it and the trailer made it look pretty cool. I ended up having to do something that I very rarely do with a film though. I turned it off before it got to the end. I really hate saying that I did that but after watching over an hour I…


  • Mark Avery

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Mark Avery 10 Dec, 2014

    'Brick' is without doubt a marmite movie, you'll either love it or hate it. I personally see it as a very brave and risky debut, which on the surface can appear overly stylised, pretentious and misguided yet dig a little deeper and only then will its smarts be truly revealed.

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Brendan Frye, a loner who sets about unearthing the truth behind the murder of an ex girlfriend, and in doing so takes us on a bumpy guided…


  • JoseIgnacioWert

    ★★★ Watched by JoseIgnacioWert 10 Oct, 2014

    Un “noir” al más puro estilo clásico ambientado en un instituto de nuestros días. Suena atractivo, pero uno tiende sin remedio a imaginar semejante planteamiento con un cierto tono de parodia. Y no. Resulta que la cosa va totalmente en serio. Por eso es fácil admirar la atmósfera de Brick, pero muy difícil traspasar la barrera y entrar en ella.

    Una curiosidad en absoluto mal resuelta, desde luego. De ahí a hablar de gran cine, ojo, hay un trecho.


  • TenshiMVP

    ★★★★ Watched by TenshiMVP 05 Dec, 2014

    I don't have much exposure to the Noir genre, really the only thing that I have read or seen that is close to this genre is the comic 100 Bullets but I know all the tropes of Noir. Re-watching this movie with a more critical eye I saw things that I have never noticed before and it really made me appreciate the movie a lot more. It's simply genius how Rian Johnson was able to so easily make a Noir…


  • Matthew Wooldridge

    ★★★ Watched by Matthew Wooldridge 12 Dec, 2006

    BRICK is a detective movie set at a high school. You might have heard of it, but it didn't get a very wide release. I ignored it at the movies - the trailer didn't grab me. It looked like a really pretentious film. Renting it out, I enjoyed it. It takes the dialogue, plotting and action of a regular Bogart-era black and white detective movie, but sets it in an American suburb with middle class high school students comprising the…


  • ChasingTheDawn

    ★★★★ Added by ChasingTheDawn

    Really stylish and classy film. Hits home with the dialogue flawlessly written. Really interesting plot. A modern day noire set in a high school so it's kinda unique in that. Acting is great. Bit slow at parts but worth watching.


  • Cory Mailyard

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Cory Mailyard 27 Nov, 2014

    First rewatch in six years or seven years. The dialogue can get a bit clunky at times but the concept is such a high-wire act it's probably a miracle it works at all. Anyway, the writing gets so much attention, it's easy to forget that Johnson is a virtuosic director right out of the gate. I relish the way he takes his time with scenes, building with quick cuts to small details--nothing gets by Brandon, not even the logo on…


  • Jonathas Fernandes

    ★★★½ Watched by Jonathas Fernandes 22 Nov, 2014

    O filme todo é composto por uma sátira dos clássicos filmes noir, mas não achei tão inovador quanto falam... Drama, mas na minha opinião razo demais.


  • Naughty

    ★★★ Watched by Naughty 22 Nov, 2014 4

    Noir- November Challenge! Movie #44

    I have to compliment the director for his mad skills created a dark violent world within the realm of high school! No this isn't your mothers high school, hell its not even mine!

    I never would have believed a neo noir involving high school kids could work! But this film proved me wrong! Joseph Gordon-Levitt was absolutely incredible in this and I truly believe the film never could have pulled it off without his gripping performance and high believability factor!

    Recommended by Brendan via my list "Movie Request Hotline"
    Thanks for recommending this film! I adore Joseph Gordon-Levitt!