Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 34
  2. Negative: 7 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    Far-fetched, flimsy and uninvolving.
  2. 38
    There's no meat on this film's borrowed bones: They're polished to an exquisitely tasteful shine, but efforts to class up exploitation are pointless.
  3. Reviewed by: Eric Alt
    38
    We'd really like to crawl into William Hurt's head and experience whatever movie he thought HE was making.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    30
    Bloody disappointing.
  5. 30
    Monumentally terrible but far too bizarre to be boring.
  6. If plots were people, this obese thing would be cuing up for liposuction. Mr. Brooks may well boast the greediest yarn in the annals of filmdom. One serial killer just doesn't cut it – no fewer than four, actual and potential, pack these frames.
  7. Mr. Brooks manages to be deeply loathsome -- no small feat for a film that's shallowly amateurish.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 140 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 37
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 37
  3. Negative: 6 out of 37
  1. Mar 30, 2013
    7
    Some may say that Mr. Brooks had too many twists to it. Mr. Brooks is an amzingly setup and strangely dark thriller that kept interested theSome may say that Mr. Brooks had too many twists to it. Mr. Brooks is an amzingly setup and strangely dark thriller that kept interested the whole time Full Review »
  2. Aug 29, 2012
    8
    I loved this movie and I think it deserves an 8 because yes the movie had just the right amount of tension and you felt for the characters.I loved this movie and I think it deserves an 8 because yes the movie had just the right amount of tension and you felt for the characters. The only thing that I wish was in this movie was a couple of flash backs to show how he started. I would love to see a pre-qual to this movie to see the start of Mr. Brooks and then the movie could leave off where this movie started. Full Review »
  3. Jun 10, 2012
    0
    The movie was great for the first 20 mins or so, but then started getting worse and worse. There were multi plots happening, it felt like theThe movie was great for the first 20 mins or so, but then started getting worse and worse. There were multi plots happening, it felt like the writers were running out of ideas. They were coming up with these stupid ideas left and right. Avoid this movie! Full Review »