Brick Mansions Synopsis
In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals.

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Critic Ratings


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

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

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

By mr_dodson
Awesome movie excited from start to finish better than fast and furious...

Decent Effort

By maverick125
It's the plot from the French film "District B13" - a fun action film with lots of parkour that stars David Belle. Guess what? This is pretty much the same only the setting is Detroit and David...

Terrible Movie

By TheChosenCheif
Save yourself the time and money. This is not a good movie. Horrible acting. Blah storyline. The movie is laughable and sad to see it as Paul Walkers last full movie....

A Must Watch!! Paul Walker Was Awesome!!

By dream4lifeus

Great Movie!

By helloimadork
I'm gonna miss Paul Walker....

By princessmovie1988
Amazing movie!...


By Brawlick
Good movie from beginning to end... Hottest movie in the box office! #BoSS...


By revrob0699
RIP Paul! Great Work!!! RZA, Awesome as always!...

Brick Mansions

By FrankieJ32
Nice flim. Paul Walker is a great action actor. The movie was fast paced and very passionate orientated. A must see movie....

Brick Mansions

By PK Movie
Very good movie. A lot of violence, so not for children....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Frenetic Gunplay, Drug Material, Language, Sexual Menace and Violence and Action Throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Great parkour, cartoonish violence in dumb remake.
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