Brake (2012)

Secret Service Agent Jeremy Reins (Stephen Dorff) is about to have a very bad day. He wakes up trapped in the dark, cramped trunk of a moving car with no recollection of how or why he's there. The only light comes from the blood-red… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 23, 2012
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2012
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sara Stewart
New York Post

The whole claustrophobic one-man show feels like we've been here before, and with better material.

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Robert Koehler

Brake may not be the kind of film that Dorff's thesp character in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere is pining for, but the actor fully commits to the arduous demands of the part.

Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered

While the film is suspenseful for awhile, it ultimately becomes a let down because of a stretched out story and an absurd ending.

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Andrew Lapin

There are plenty of gripping moments, as well as a few silly ones - bees get involved at one point, presumably to please Wicker Man fans. And the ride as a whole is at the very least exciting to take part in.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

Dorff and Torres make a lot out of very little, always keeping the audience aware of the larger world outside the small, dark space in which they've trapped us.

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Jeff Beck

Most of it is a decent film despite it being stretched out, but most of it being good just doesn't cut it.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Talk about being boxed in: This thriller is half-"24," half-"Buried" and, despite a few twists, unable to move anywhere.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

It is amazing how much hair-raising action and fluid movement this film captures in the confined interior of a car trunk, or how many mood shifts Mr. Dorff conveys in a performance that can only be called multi-dimensional.

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Jeremy Heilman

It's a clever B-movie that has a number of fun twists up its sleeve.

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