Mr. Brooks

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

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Critic Reviews

  1. 75
    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. This is a tense and engaging thriller.
  2. Watching Kevin Costner and William Hurt share grim laughs during Bruce Evans' Mr. Brooks is one of the pleasures of this totally absurd and equally entertaining psychological thriller.
  3. The appeal of Mr. Brooks is as obvious as it is hard to resist: Kevin Costner as a serial killer.
  4. 75
    Listen to me: trash can surprise you. So don't get all elitist about the so-called cheap thrills in Mr. Brooks.
  5. 70
    So well made, and so compelling as a portrait of a man at war with himself, that, right up until the end, many people will probably be entertained by its intricately preposterous story.
  6. You may enjoy this complex, psychologically daring and visually stylish noir, which has been put together by director Bruce Evans ("Kuffs") with few dull moments and virtually none of the black humor you might expect from the premise.
  7. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    A fertile example of the Studio Film Gone Berserk, where too many characters and too many story lines geometrically progress until a level of blissful absurdity is reached.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 313 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 38
  2. Negative: 6 out of 38
  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 »