• yureegasven

    ★★★★ Watched by yureegasven 26 Jul, 2014

    intricate as fuq

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  • Fesapo

    ★★★½ Watched by Fesapo 19 Jun, 2006

    76/100

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  • Stefan Griens

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Stefan Griens 14 Jun, 2014

    High school noir. Johnson successfully mashes together to disparate genres into something fresh and fun. Not just content with combining the two, he also adds a lot of directorial flourishes. The plot keeps on twisting and tuning, but never leaving the audience behind. I'm telling ya, that kid is going places.

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  • Karl Gauss-Benz

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Karl Gauss-Benz 01 Jan, 2014

    76/100

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  • Rian Mercer

    ★★★★½ Watched by Rian Mercer 17 Jul, 2014

    Brick is a masterful neo-noir which begins in media res, giving little clue about what is going on, and maintains a (deceivingly) ferocious pace. The flat, low angled framing of the scenes with a central focal point (often a clue), and a smattering of jump cuts are often used to help create curiosity, and the dialogue is equally fast and specialised. The background of the characters, like the plot, are very ambiguous, yet you can some how invest in and…

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  • Collykibber

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Collykibber 16 Jul, 2014

    Brendan Fry: I've shaken the tree, now let's see what falls on me (Brendan turns and The Tug hits him)

    I am glad this film stood up to scrutiny, since I have been watching some of the noir classics recently; The Maltese Falcon, Chinatown (didn't review it, didn't finish it, had to make dinner), Miller's Crossing to which I would add Winter's Bone and The Big Sleep. It remains within my top 50 films, despite the infinite ease with which…

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  • Andy

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Andy 13 Jul, 2014

    I forgot how flawless the script is. This deserves to be held in the same pantheon as some of film's greatest noir pieces. Second viewing was even more incredible than the already outstanding first one.

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  • Austin Wolf

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Austin Wolf 13 Jul, 2014

    This film is too cool

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  • samuelchapman

    ★★★★ Rewatched by samuelchapman 03 Jul, 2014

    THIS IS THE MODERNISTIC TAKE ON SHAKESPEARE LUHRMANNS 'ROMEO + JULIET' WANTED TO BE

    aw I never get bored of this film.

    Maybe its biggest 'flaw' is its confidence. While the confidence fits the style of the film and protagonist, and the cliches are essential to its cartoon feel and post modernity, but its so unshy about standing next to giants, it sometimes gets knocked down. And not just cinematically, to put your creation right next to the experience of…

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  • Knox Gray

    ★★★★★ Added by Knox Gray

    An amazing take on the Neo Noire genre.

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  • Chris

    Rewatched by Chris 25 Jun, 2014

    Two of my favorite scenes in the movie:

    1. The talk with the vice principal, which does the best work with the "noir in a high school" conceit. It gets awfully close to camp, but never quite goes off the rails. I was having real trouble keeping myself from laughing the whole scene though.

    2. The chase around the school, which features some absolutely fantastic camera work. In fact, the camera movement in this film is really fantastic. In so…

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  • Jason

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jason 25 Jun, 2014

    One of the best noir flicks in at least a decade.

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