Mr. Brooks (2007)
"There's something about "A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
There's something about Mr. Brooks all right....
This movie was not what I expected, but in a good way. I saw that Kevin
Costner was in it, and figured it would be a light-hearted drama. Then
I read that it was suspense, and figured he was a good-guy spy or
something. Not so.
I don't want to spoil exactly what Mr. Brooks is (even though it's
revealed in the early part of the movie), but let's just say he's not a
good guy. He is cold, brilliant, methodical, and heartless. Definitely
not the traits we normally expect from Kevin Costner. And yet, it's
fascinating to watch. I found myself rooting for him, and then had to
kick myself because his character is so despicable. Top notch acting
Dane Cook seems an odd casting choice for a suspense thriller, and yet
he is believable in his role as a cowardly average joe trying to get
the better of Mr. Brooks.
This movie is surprisingly graphic and brutal in some scenes. Yet it is
so engrossing that you will be hooked on every twist and turn (and
there are some good ones).
Not for the faint of heart, not your normal Costner flick, but a very
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