"Malcolm in the Middle"

Mr. Brooks (2007)
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A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Kevin Costner Mr. Earl Brooks
Demi Moore Tracy Atwood
Dane Cook Mr. Smith
William Hurt Marshall
Marg Helgenberger Emma Brooks
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Hawkins
Danielle Panabaker Jane Brooks
Aisha Hinds Nancy Hart
Lindsay Crouse Captain Lister
Jason Lewis Jesse Vialo
Reiko Aylesworth Sheila
Matt Schulze Thorton Meeks
Yasmine Delawari Sunday
Traci Dinwiddie Sarah Leaves
Michael Cole Atwood’s Lawyer
Jim Farnum Master of Ceremonies
Megan Brown Dance Couple (Woman)
Ross Francis Dance Couple (Man)
Kit Gwin Detective Carfagno
Marcus Hester Detective Smolny
Jamie McShane Crime Lab Technician
Laura Bailey Female Flight Attendant
Jon Paul Burkhart Male Flight Attendant
Matthew Posey AA Leader
Brandon Olive Summons Server
Rosie Cafarelli Vaughn
Ben Glass ER Doctor
Kanin J. Howell Pick-Up Driver (as Kanin Howell)
Steve Coulter Roger
Stephen Michael Ayers Mr. Clifford
Mark Scarboro Detective
Brad Evans Cop (as Brad L. Evans)
David Gibbons Box Plant Manager
Jasa Abreo On Plane Flight Attendant
Rommel Sulit Japanese Client
Phillip DeVona Police Officer (as Phillip De Vona)
Van White Police Officer (uncredited)
Steven E. Williams Motorist (uncredited)
Producer: Kevin Costner,Raynold Gideon,Jim Wilson
Writer: Bruce A. Evans,Raynold Gideon
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 from him.

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 good movie.

Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 7.6
Musician: Ramin Djawadi
Running time: 120 min
Subtitles: Svenska
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Last modified: 2008-01-03 01:29:45