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MR. BROOKS

 
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At Theaters: 6/1/2007 On Video: 10/23/2007
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 0 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 499929
Studio: MGM Pictures
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Consider Mr. Brooks: A successful businessman, generous philanthropist, loving husband and father, a true pillar of the community. Everyone says, he’s perfect. Nonetheless, Mr. Brooks harbors a sinister secret—he’s an insatiable serial killer, so lethally clever that no one has ever suspected him—until now.
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Suspense Thriller - This is a violent, very dark serial killer thriller, but not a gory horror movie. Those who enjoy Kevin Costner in heroic roles may be put off by his villainous turn here. Demi Moore has her first leading role in many years here. Dane Cook fans may be disappointed by his fairly straight role here.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Kevin Costner THE GUARDIAN, RUMOR HAS IT, THE UPSIDE OF ANGER
Demi Moore CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE
Dane Cook EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
William Hurt VANTAGE POINT, SYRIANA, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
Marg Helgenberger IN GOOD COMPANY, SPECIES II, FIRE DOWN UNDER
Ruben Santiago Hudson THE RED SNEAKERS
Danielle Panabaker SKY HIGH
Director: Bruce A. Evans KUFFS
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Production Notes Heading
The Origins Of Mr. Brooks
A Screen Hero Explores a Twisted Killer
Demi Moore Is Detective
The Unwanted Protege
Mr. Brooks Imaginary Friend
All In The Family
About The Film's Design
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PROFANITY: 29 F-words, 5 S-words, 2 GD's, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity.
VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings and kilings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Some darkly humorous dialogue.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good Mr. Brooks is a curious mix of the campy and the intelligent, of high concept and low psychology. In spite of these contradictions, or perhaps because of them, it works.

USA Today Full Review
Below Average Mr. Brooks is far-fetched, flimsy and uninvolving.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 161 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
3
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
5
High
80%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
9
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
7
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
57
High
89%
30+Adults (F)
80
High
84%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 161 moviegoers:
TEENS:Only a few teen opinions but they loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Seven of the nine males thought it was great, one thought it was average and one didn't like it. The female opinions are even higher. Only one didn't care much for it. The others enjoyed it very much. Easily recommended, especially for the ladies.
ADULTS:The first thing I noticed about the male opinions is the low number of "Fantastic" opinions. Combine that with the high number of "Very Good," and lower, opinions and this tells me that most males enjoyed "Mr. Brooks," at least to some degree, but few loved it. The female opinions are very similar. Since none of the adults truly disliked it, I have no problem recommending "Mr. Brooks."


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Earl Brooks (Kevin Costner) has it all: a loving wife (Marg Helgenberger) and devoted daughter (Danielle Panabaker), community standing, and his own thriving business. Mr. Brooks, however, lives another life, unknown to anyone else. He is also the notorious serial murderer branded as The Thumbprint Killer. Though recently inactive, his pathological compulsion is inflamed once again by his cunning, wicked alter ego (William Hurt), whom Mr. Brooks faults for his transgressions. But succumbing to one more malevolent urge to murder an unsuspecting couple, Mr. Brooks commits his first mistake--he is observed by a peeping Tom photographer (Dane Cook), who chooses to blackmail him with a bizarre demand. This last crime, though, also unleashes a tenacious detective (Demi Moore) whose own personal crisis drives her furiously to solve the identity of the Thumbprint Killer, putting her on Mr. Brooks' trail. Now, for the first time, Mr. Brooks faces the endgame -- unless he can continue to conceal his shocking secret life, and his true identity forever.
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