Brick Synopsis
A teenage loner investigates his ex-girlfriend's death.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Brick is Bogart goes to high school, in other words, but that thumbnail description doesn't begin to convey the lasting pleasures of Rian...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Johnson also grabs hold of a fundamental truth and seduces us with it: The schoolyard can be the noirest burg of all.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

The mean streets don't get any nastier than the high school parking lots in this cool-crafted mystery.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
"Sensational" is the word for Joseph Gordon-Levitt (equally striking in Mysterious Skin), who stars as Brendan, the teen outsider who...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

A weird and near-perfect polyglot of indie art film and noir mystery.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This movie leaves me looking forward to the director's next film; we can say of Rian Johnson, as somebody once said about a dame named...
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It's Gordon-Levitt's pitch-perfect work that makes Brick a hardboiled treat.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Johnson combines the elements of classic 1940s film noir and "Rebel Without a Cause"-style teen angst in a movie that is as phony as it is...
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Has the inherent limits of all movies that feed on movies, rather than life -- it's original, yet it's not.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Alas, Brick, from writer-director Rian Johnson, isn't as clever as its conceit.
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Noir with a Twist

By donahdudes
Want something outside the mainstream? Want a movie that is intelligent? dark? Tells a story with style? Then be sure to check-out Brick! I wouldn't take any young children, but for teens or adults...

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By Drez_Digital
Dark drama which follows the mystery surrounding the death of a high school girl....

Absolutely brilliant...

By LTMF 2
....but,admittedly,I had to see it a second time with subtitles to really get all the dialogue. Can't believe more haven't seen and reviewed this movie. Levitt is sooo intense. I just love him!...

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Rated R | For violent and drug content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Smart, stylized teen whodunit with violence and drugs.
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