Mr. Brooks
Mr. Brooks (2007)

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,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 23, 2007
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The setup is intriguing, but Mr. Brooks overstuffs itself with twists and subplots, becoming more preposterous as it goes along.

David Jenkins
Time Out

This wannabe highbrow horror-thriller is a graceless, unfocused piece of work with a central narrative as tonally schizophrenic and wayward as its lead.

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Melissa Anderson
Time Out

[Director] Evans keeps flirting with a potentially rich idea only to surround it with indigestible amounts of silliness.

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Scott Weinberg

A big-budget psycho-thriller that lets two of our more "sedate" leading men cut loose with some entertainingly juicy performances.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Mr. Brooks spins a web that will wrap you up in nightmares.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

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.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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.

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David Denby
New Yorker

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.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Certainly more genuinely creepy than many recent thrillers, and the supporting cast is effective.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

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.

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Al S
It's hypnotic, electrifying, fantastic, mesmerizing and pulse-pounding. A mind-blowing and breathtaking thriller. Tremendous twist and turns that you wont… More
xGary Xx
Successful business and family man Earl Brooks is secretly a serial killer whose meticulous planning is unravelled when a witness photographs him at the scene… More
Albert Kim
Wow, the cinematography is horrendous. Demi Moore is awful. The plot is interesting and it does engages audiences, and in a way, it is a guilty pleasure of… More
Daniel Perry
With its 80s resurrection cast (plus Dane Cook) and a plot and a visual style more suited to primetime TV, I think a lot of viewers and critics had their knives… More
Jens S.
The movie does not waste time and dives right into the mind of a man whose alter ego forces him to kill random people. Most of the time that alter ego sits… More