70

The Hollywood Reporter

The movie contributes nothing new to the genre, but disbelief is suspended willingly enough once the action gets up to speed.
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63

RogerEbert.com

The action may be serious, but Brick Mansions doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s a ridiculous movie that has the decency to acknowledge that it’s ridiculous.
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60

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Brawny, dumb and preposterous, it nonetheless comes tantalizingly close to being a high-impact allegory of race, class and real estate in a postindustrial, new-Gilded Age America.
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50

The Dissolve

By Keith Phipps
Whenever it features feet flying through the air, Brick Mansions is a pleasure. Asked to do anything else, it’s one stumble after another.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Mansions is like “Vehicle 19? or “Takers,” dumb, noisy junk.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
A tediously faithful remake of French filmmaker Luc Besson's terrific 2004 international hit "District 13," the Besson-produced Brick Mansions might have been mildly interesting had it been made a decade ago.
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50

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
The thematic stuff, while well-intentioned, is also clunky, and ultimately beside the point. Action, obviously, is what you’re after.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Adam Markovitz
It's fun to watch at first. All that twirling and sliding is a nice change of pace from the usual seat-shaking pyrotechnics.
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40

The Wrap

By Inkoo Kang
The parkour is breathtaking and the plot twists are off-the-charts ridiculous.
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There's no fun to be had here and if an action movie doesn't make the grade as escapist entertainment, what's the point?
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40 out of 100
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