Mr. Brooks
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A hardened detective enters into a tenuous symbiotic relationship with the vicious serial killer she is tracking after earning the respect of the murderous madman in this vicious psychological thriller starring Demi Moore, Kevin Costner, and William Hurt. Earl Brooks (Costner) is a successful businessman, noted philanthropist, and loving father. He's the kind of man whom no one would ever suspect of being a notorious serial killer, but then again history's most dubious psychopaths are often the quiet neighbor whom no one would ever suspect was capable of committing such unspeakable… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This wannabe highbrow horror-thriller is a graceless, unfocused piece of work with a central narrative as tonally schizophrenic and wayward as its lead."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"[Director] Evans keeps flirting with a potentially rich idea only to surround it with indigestible amounts of silliness."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Time Out New York
"It's not that Costner is a bad actor. He's just a one-note actor... like a male Julia Roberts. And this just isn't his note."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Costner gives a nicely underplayed performance and the film is well enough made to be watchable, if only to find out what enormity will be perpetrated next, and by whom."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"It does keep you guessing until the end, but Mr Brooks turns out to be Mr Average after all."
‑ , Sun Online
"Mr. Brooks spins a web that will wrap you up in nightmares."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Quite a few plot lines and character quandaries remain unresolved. And yet the movie makes sense as it stands. After all, one can never know what makes a psychopath tick."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"A dinâmica entre Hurt e Costner carrega Instinto Secreto: exibindo uma imensa química em suas cenas, os dois atores estabelecem um sentimento misto de tensão e camaradagem entre seus personagens."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Costner's double-act with Hurt is a wicked pleasure, like The Odd Couple with a psychopathic twist."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"There's enough ambition for a miniseries here, and satellite viewers already have the rather terrific Dexter. Stuffed into two hours, it's all a bit of a pile-up."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"The movie is so well made, and so compelling as a portrait of a man at war with himself, that, right up until the end, many people will probably be entertained by its intricately preposterous story."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Certainly more genuinely creepy than many recent thrillers, and the supporting cast is effective."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"The audience is apt to forget its own vicarious indulgence in some fairly perverse, psychologically unhinged acted out fantasy, as Kevin Costner masterminds erotically tinged guilty pleasures."
‑ Prairie Miller, International News Service
"Kevin Costner as a schizophrenic serial killer? Demi Moore as a hardboiled police detective? No, we don't think so."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"If you can stomach the psychological codswallop of a serial killer keeping the demons at bay via Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, it may well be possible to enjoy this taut-ish thriller."
‑ Cath Clarke, Guardian
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