Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 28
  2. Negative: 11 out of 28
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  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Whitty
    Apr 25, 2014
    75
    See it for Belle. See it for the parkour. And for the wonderfully magical spectacle of a man flying.
  2. Reviewed by: Bernard Besserglik
    Apr 23, 2014
    70
    The movie contributes nothing new to the genre, but disbelief is suspended willingly enough once the action gets up to speed.
  3. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Apr 28, 2014
    67
    In Brick Mansions Walker is understated and tough, a continued testament to his frequently overlooked accomplishments as a performer. You just wish the movie surrounding him was better.
  4. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Apr 24, 2014
    67
    It’s a beat-for-beat remake of a movie whose plot was never meant to do anything except get characters to jump from rooftops, made by a less confident director (Camille Delamarre, one of the studio’s go-to editors) and set in a culture Besson has never been able to grasp. It’s also a silly pile-up of exaggerated action clichés—and much of the time, it’s pretty fun.
  5. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    Apr 25, 2014
    63
    The action may be serious, but Brick Mansions doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s a ridiculous movie that has the decency to acknowledge that it’s ridiculous.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 25
  2. Negative: 7 out of 25
  1. Apr 26, 2014
    5
    Wow. The only reason I went to see Brick Mansions was for Paul Walker, and it seems like this was an instant cash in after the great actor'sWow. The only reason I went to see Brick Mansions was for Paul Walker, and it seems like this was an instant cash in after the great actor's death. That's why Brick Mansions was so hyped. I didn't want a movie like Brick Mansions and IAM sure that you won't too after watching it. The parkour is excellent, the sense of vibe and energy fills the screen with great action and parkour skills. David Belle is on the top of his game. But, if you have watched District 13, there is actually no point in seeing Brick Mansions. Sure, it has some great action and parkour but the exact same story, same twists, some bad acting- ESPECIALLY RZA. Director Camille Delamarre just wanted a washed out version of the great original by Pierre Morel. The acting and the friendship of Belle and Walker plays out well with great acting by the duo. But RZA makes the movie fall though, his character- a coward boss of Brick Mansions slows down the movie on its great potential. The stunts are great but there is no sense it Brick Mansions it feels like a straight-to-dvd movie if it weren't for Paul Walker. One time watch for fans, but really do you want to see District 13 again in theatres, with washed out story and screenplay? Take that in mind before buying tickets for the movie. If you are a die hard Paul Walker and parkour fan, give it a watch. Full Review »
  2. Apr 25, 2014
    5
    It was great to see Paul Walker again - what a loss! Other than that, this was FAR too similar to the original French film, and the "bad"It was great to see Paul Walker again - what a loss! Other than that, this was FAR too similar to the original French film, and the "bad" dudes weren't nearly as menacing, for some reason. And the plot twists toward the end are completely ridiculous. But the parkour is great fun. Full Review »
  3. Aug 20, 2014
    3
    While it offers a decent amount of cool parkour action, Brick Mansions fails to justify that. Wooden dialogue, weak characters, a derivativeWhile it offers a decent amount of cool parkour action, Brick Mansions fails to justify that. Wooden dialogue, weak characters, a derivative plot and lack of entertainment hampers this down. Full Review »