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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Slightly better than The Conselor

By michaelkmartin
Paula was alive in it, so it had that going for it. That's pretty much it. They took a decent cast line up and stuck them with lines that would render any actors talents useless....

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By carinetatian
I definitely loved the movie, but I was also sad to see that this was Paul Walkers's last movie....

Not comparable to District 13

By rishi_loves_movies
The original is way better than this remake, but this one had a few little different fight and running sequences than the original. If you haven't seen the original you might like this one but if you...


By MzHelloKitty88
being one or the last movie Paul walker did. I have to say that it was pretty nice I would definitly recommend it...

By princessangelrm
Loved it! Super action filled!!!...

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By bsdtaylor
Pretty good movie. Acting wasn't excellent, but the action was good....

Action packed

By loveblackpoem
So much action. Interesting storyline. I enjoyed it....

Worst Movie Of 2014

By slimdaboy23
I Must Admit I Was Skeptical Of This Movie Initially And From The Moment It Started I Knew My Skepticism Was 110% Correct Me And My Wife Go To The Movies Every Friday Dating Back To 2009 And We Have...

it was ok

By nrc20640
Could have been better. Acting sucked but some fight seens were good....

Great way to be remembered.

By truedarkness99
I love the action the stuns the skills it was ready great to see. And for a man going into his 40's the mam was doing his thing....

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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