San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The appeal of Mr. Brooks is as obvious as it is hard to resist: Kevin Costner as a serial killer.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Entertainingly creepy.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Watching Kevin Costner and William Hurt share grim laughs during Bruce Evans' Mr. Brooks is one of the pleasures of this totally absurd and equally entertaining psychological thriller.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Listen to me: trash can surprise you. So don't get all elitist about the so-called cheap thrills in Mr. Brooks.
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By James Berardinelli
A curious mix of the campy and the intelligent, of high concept and low psychology. In spite of these contradictions, or perhaps because of them, it works. This is a tense and engaging thriller.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A fertile example of the Studio Film Gone Berserk, where too many characters and too many story lines geometrically progress until a level of blissful absurdity is reached.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Mr. Brooks begins promisingly, but it grows steadily more preposterous as it goes along, becoming the first feel-good serial-killer movie.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film feels sleazy and nasty --- but without the pulp kick of filmmakers who know how to do sleazy and nasty.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Far-fetched, flimsy and uninvolving.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Brooks manages to be deeply loathsome -- no small feat for a film that's shallowly amateurish.
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45 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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