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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 139 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 139

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  1. Feb 4, 2012
    8
    Yeah...this may not be a movie you nominate for an award, but it is delightful per se. The only bad thing about the movie, was, in my opinion, Demi Moore! Further, I'll have disagree with those who call it 'convoluted' for there is no such convolution. Actually, Mr. Brooks is quite clear, and easy to follow, engaging and dynamic; although it may definitely be predictable in some momentsYeah...this may not be a movie you nominate for an award, but it is delightful per se. The only bad thing about the movie, was, in my opinion, Demi Moore! Further, I'll have disagree with those who call it 'convoluted' for there is no such convolution. Actually, Mr. Brooks is quite clear, and easy to follow, engaging and dynamic; although it may definitely be predictable in some moments and there was room for improvement, it was still a good film. What I like the most are Coster and Hurt's performances...you even get to emphatize with them and like them. Their interplay is delightful, it was refreshing watching and listening to their characters interactions. Finally, as others, I too think that critics have been too harsh, they have missed the point of Mr. Brooks...while they often sometimes praise movies that are below the average. That is why critics should never be taken too seriously since all of them -for good or for bad- have a background that shapes their perception of a film...they do have bias, just as much as we do too. Expand
  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. 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.
  3. 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 the whole time
  4. 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 the writers were running out of ideas. They were coming up with these stupid ideas left and right. Avoid this movie!
  5. Feb 14, 2015
    3
    Mr. Brooks is an uneven movie, which was an lousy attempt at creating a good psychological thriller. Kevin Costner gives a solid performance, with Demi Moore at her best as well. The psychological part of this movie was mind boggling, it was confusing, rubbish and bad. The story falls short of my expectations, but the writing is brilliant. Overall, it is a lousy thriller, that could haveMr. Brooks is an uneven movie, which was an lousy attempt at creating a good psychological thriller. Kevin Costner gives a solid performance, with Demi Moore at her best as well. The psychological part of this movie was mind boggling, it was confusing, rubbish and bad. The story falls short of my expectations, but the writing is brilliant. Overall, it is a lousy thriller, that could have been something great, if it weren't for the cons listed. Expand
  6. May 18, 2014
    8
    I wasn't going to watch Mr. Brooks, but I'm glad that I did. It deserves a high score if only because the plot is truly unique. Stories involving mental illness and psychopathy are usually taboo for big productions.
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. If the movie were just these two (Costner/Hurt), bopping around arguing and offing people, it would have been better than the unholy mess it turns into.
  2. The film feels sleazy and nasty --- but without the pulp kick of filmmakers who know how to do sleazy and nasty.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    30
    Bloody disappointing.