Brick

Brick

DVD - 2006
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A man investigating his love's death is drawn into the dangerous underworld of high school crime.
Audience: CHVRS rating: 14A.
Publisher: Universal City : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2006.
ISBN: 9781417068326
1417068329
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Brick
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English with French and Spanish subtitles.

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nw_writer
Jul 05, 2017

This is a love-it-or-hate-it type movie - if you like film noir, you'll appreciate what Brick is all about, but if you're expecting a normal high school flick, you'll find it pretty bizarre. The characters may be teens, but they all talk like characters in a classic noir film. And the really interesting thing is, there isn't a hint of irony here - this movie isn't making fun of noir; it totally plays it straight. If you can accept this type of filmmaking, you'll really be entertained by the witty dialogue and intricate plotting. If not, you'll find the story pretty off-putting.

blueberrymouse Jan 14, 2016

What's to say about this stinkeroo.

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LeBurrito
Sep 25, 2015

My thesaurus is broken, so meh ; )

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BloomFree
Dec 06, 2014

I watched and didn't feel any sense of suspense or involvement with any of the characters. I couldn't get a strong sense from the story line that the key characters girlfriend meant so much to him that it was worth anything and everything - the chemistry between him and his ex wasn't there nor was the background which gave any sense of their history.

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Monolith
Jan 08, 2014

This was recommended to me from a fellow BiblioCommons patron, and to 'you know who you are' -- thanks! It caught me way off-guard; really a unique neo-noir premise with high-school kids speaking in a '40s style, behaving *very* maturely for teenagers... A really clever concept from writer/director Rian Johnson.

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johnnybookreader
Jan 04, 2014

Cool show, a whodunnit in the Dashiell Hamett vein with really snappy dialog, I may have to check-out this one again soon. Especially to try to iron out the convoluted conclusion which was kind of like indecipherable. Having said that, "Brick" is still well worth a look.

lasertravis Jun 08, 2013

A hard boiled detective movie...set in high school. The story and dialogue could come straight out of a pulp novel or a classic film noir, but the setting is the present with primarily juveniles. You have to watch the movie to get what I am saying, but I thought it was very original and entertaining. There are strong perfomances all around. Cool flick.

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karmafarmer
Jan 01, 2013

I keep seeing "film noir' [included on the disc jacket as well] and the film has been recommended by various sources. A convoluted beginning led me not to care much for the characters as the story progressed. Glad somebody enjoyed it.

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tauseef365
Jul 23, 2012

Uneven. This film has its moments. There is a lot to the story that is behind the scenes, just like a classic noir, and the plot is intriguing, but the characters are overwrought and straight out of a pulp novel. Tug the thug, the drama queen and the kingpin are all ridiculous caricatures. This might have worked better as a sci-fi story on another planet where there really are no parents, not here where they are mostly invisible.

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fauna
Jun 05, 2012

Don't bother watching this if you are over 18.

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Quintus
Feb 28, 2012

Quintus thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Quintus
Mar 05, 2012

Other: drug use

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Monolith
Jan 08, 2014

Brendan Frye (after sucker-punching Dode, to his crew): "Throw one at me if you want, hash head. I've got all five senses and I slept last night. That puts me six up on the lot of you."

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