Bruce A. Evans
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Consider Mr. Brooks. A successful businessman, a generous philanthropist, a loving father and devoted husband. Seemingly, he's perfect. But Mr. Brooks has a secret -- he is an insatiable serial killer, so lethally clever that no one has ever suspected him -- until now. Academy Award winner Kevin Costner stars as Earl Brooks, a man who has managed to keep his two incompatible worlds from intersecting by controlling his cunning, wicked alter ego Marshall (Academy Award winner William Hurt) whom he blames for his wrongdoings. But now, as Mr. Brooks succumbs to one last murderous urge, an amateur photographer (Dane Cook) witnesses the crime. Suddenly Brooks finds himself entangled in the dark agenda of an opportunistic bystander, as well as hunted by the unorthodox and tenacious detective Tracy Atwood (Demi Moore). Can Mr. Brooks outsmart his adversaries and conceal his shocking double life from his wife (Marg Helgenberger) and daughter (Danielle Panabaker) or will someone expose his crimes and his identity once and for all in this unpredictable and electrifying new thriller.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 153
- Fresh: 84
- Rotten: 69
- Average Rating: 5.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Mr. Brooks spins a web that will wrap you up in nightmares.
Fresh: 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.
Rotten: You know you're in real trouble when Demi Moore's playing the most sympathetic character you have.
Rotten: Kevin Costner as a schizophrenic serial killer? Demi Moore as a hardboiled police detective? No, we don't think so.
Let me be the first to tell you how awesome this movie is. Mr. Brooks, has everything you want in a movie, action, a little comedy, it has you thinking what is going to happen next, Mr. Brooks is a rich loving father and husband, but he also has a dark side, he is addicted to killing. this is one of those rear movies that will have you rooting for the bad guy, and not demi moore.
This movie is awsome!
This is one of the best movies I have watched in a long time. It is a must have for any one.
Finally a good thriller
It has been a long time since my attention has been rieveted to my seat for the length of a whole movie. Wow.