• Released
  • March 23, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 32 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Art House/Foreign
Brake Synopsis
A federal agent is kidnapped by terrorists who want to know the location of the president's bunker.
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
In retrospect, it's preposterous. But while you're gasping for air, it's one hell of a thrill ride, like being stuck on a malfunctioning...
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70

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
It wouldn't go so far as to say it feels like you went through Jeremy's ordeal for nothing, but I did wish I had come to know as much about...
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50

NPR

The ride as a whole is at the very least exciting to take part in.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
While we're meant to feel claustrophobic, we're not supposed to fight boredom, which kicks in quickly.
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40

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Brake is a full-scale paranoid nightmare with back-to-back double-whammy endings.
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40

Variety

By Robert Koehler
Mannion's script goes a bit too far in terms of twists, capping the third-act suspense with a plot U-turn, and then another, that leaves...
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38

New York Post

Director Gabe Torres lobs a twist you'll likely see coming, and another you may not - neither satisfying enough to justify an hour and a...
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30

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
Dorff's mannered Bruce Willis affect seems as insincere as the script, which helplessly loses credibility as info accrues and the narrative...
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20

Time Out New York

Primarily a TV director, Torres lacks the chops to delineate Dorff's claustrophobic quarters, and the actor spends most of the movie...
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12

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Until its pair of ludicrous twist endings, which complicates its message and logistics in ways that make little sense, Gabe Torres's Brake...
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By tam fox67
i loved this film it kept me guessing from start to finish :)...

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Rated NR