Mr. Brooks

Mr. Brooks

4.5 11
Director: Bruce A. Evans

Cast: Bruce A. Evans, Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, Dane Cook

     
 

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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

Overview

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 atrocities. Until now, no one has had any reason to link Earl Brooks with the heinous crimes of the dreaded Thumbprint Killer. Even his beautiful wife (Marg Helgenbeger) and teenage daughter (Danielle Panabaker) could never conceive of such an awful truth. But when Mr. Brooks's dark side begins to outshine his sane exterior, an amateur photographer (Dane Cook) captures the killer succumbing to his murderous instinct on film. Now, as Mr. Brooks is pursued by tenacious detective Tracy Atwood (Moore) and forced to bend to the will of an opportunistic bystander, the killer who was once able to keep his murderous alter ego (Hurt) in check finds his control steadily slipping.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/2007
UPC:
0027616090317
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:00:00
Sales rank:
13,416

Special Features

Commentary by director/co-writer Bruce A. Evans and co-writer Raynold Gideon ; Deleted scenes; Cat and Mouse: Inside the Mr. Brooks Case File trivia track; The Birth of a Serial Killer: The Writing of Mr. Brooks featurette; On the Set of Mr. Brooks featurette; Murder on Their Minds: Mr. Brooks, Marshall & Mr. Smith featurette; Theatrical trailer in high definition

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Costner Earl Brooks
Demi Moore Tracy Atwood
Dane Cook Mr. Smith
William Hurt Marshall
Marg Helgenberger Emma Brooks
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Hawkins
Danielle Panabaker Jane Brooks
Aisha Hinds Nancy Hart
Lindsay Crouse Captain Lister
Jason Lewis Jesse Vialo
Reiko Aylesworth Jesse's Lawyer
Matt Schulze Thorton Meeks
Yasmine Delawari Sunday

Technical Credits
Bruce A. Evans Director,Screenwriter
Steve Aaron Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas Augsberger Executive Producer
Erin Ayanian Makeup
Jeffrey Beecroft Production Designer
Gloria Belz Makeup
Ted Chu Camera Operator
Kevin Costner Producer
Karin Silvestri Coye Stunts
Tracy Keehn Dashnaw Stunts
Ramin Djawadi Score Composer
Ray Gideon Producer,Screenwriter
Thirl R. Haston Stunts
Eric Fox Hayes Asst. Director
Vicki Hiatt Musical Direction/Supervision
Steve Hollenbeck Sound Editor
Patricia Howell Stunts
Kanin Howell Stunts
David Hugghins Stunts
Robin Jonas Associate Producer
Lawrence Karman Camera Operator
Krystal Kershaw Makeup
Henry Kingi Stunts
John Lindley Cinematographer
Judianna Makovsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Mindy Marin Casting
Harrison Meyle Sound Editor
Sam Nazarian Executive Producer
Cynthia Randall Stunts
Chad Randall Stunts
Emile Razpopov Sound/Sound Designer
Adam Rosenfelt Executive Producer
Marc Rosenfelt Executive Producer
Marc Schaberg Executive Producer
William Ladd Skinner Art Director
Andy Snavley Sound Editor
Ronn Surels Stunts
Laurent Thomas Makeup
Mark Thomason Stunts
Avery White Stunts
Jim Wilson Producer
Miklos Wright Editor
Boni Yanagisawa Stunts

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Mr. Brooks 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
MR. BROOKS is a surprisingly good film, one that from the response of critics and audiences at the time of the theatrical release last Spring might make the casual viewer pass by the DVD. But step into this strange world of the successful, philanthropic, loving husband and father Mr. Brooks and discover one of the more clever twists on the themes of addiction and serial killings, courtesy of a smart script by writer/director Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon. Earl Brooks (Kevin Costner, in what may be his best role) has it all: wealth, fame, Man of the Year, a gorgeous home in Portland, a stunning wife Emma (Marg Helgenberger), a perky college freshman daughter Jane (Danielle Panabaker) - and a secret: though he has not been active for two year while attending AA meeting for his addiction to killing, Brooks has a history of being a serial 'Thumbprint' killer. Brooks is accompanied in his darker life by an alter ego Marshall (William Hurt) who encourages him to take up his old addiction to killing 'because he is so good at it'. Brooks follows the need and performs another staged murder of a couple during intercourse. Mistake - he forgets to close the drapes in the room, opening the possibility that he has been seen, a possibility which is realized when he encounters a funky young 'Mr. Smith' (Dane Cook) who just happened to have photographed Brooks' latest adventure and blackmails him into promising to allow 'Mr. Smith' to accompany him on his next murder! Twists and turns occur: daughter Jane returns from college having dropped out apparently because she is pregnant, though there are darker reasons for her move. A spunky detective Tracy Atwood (Demi Moore), a distraught woman plowing her way through an ugly divorce, takes interest in the newest episode of the return of the Thumbprint killer and faces her own demons from her past experiences as a policewoman. Feeling that Atwood may uncover his crime and thus history, Brooks plans a strange caper that includes 'Mr. Smith' and fearing that daughter Jane may have inherited his bad genes for killing addiction, he takes care of her threatening business before the surprise conclusion of the story. To tell more of the plot would deprive the viewer of the any secrets that unfold in the hands of Brooks and his man Marshall. The story is smart, well scripted, intense, and exciting. And in addition to the very fine performances by the stars, there are excellent cameos by Yasmine Delawari, Aisha Hinds, Jason Lewis, Reiko Aylesworth, and Matt Schulze. Give this poorly reviewed little thriller a chance. It is very much worth watching on every level. Grady Harp
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tito More than 1 year ago
I could never have thought of Kevin Costner as playing a serial killer, boy was I wrong. This flick was awesome! A must see, I highly recommend it to anyone. Acting was great, plot was great, and Costner's character made the movie excellent! Definitley a must see!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's about time!! Costner & Hurt played well off each other but I think Cook was miscast. This film is really good & creepy. There are plot twists to keep one guessing. Demi Moore was good too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a nice departure from his nice and cuddly films of old, where he played the genteel family man for Costner. He plays a nice family man that happens to like to kill nude lovers. As this movie has all the beginnings of a well-done horror film, it debauches into a violent, chaotic, nonsensical mess. Don't tell me it was a dream?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie.... U have to see it
Guest More than 1 year ago
You got to see this. One of Costner's best films in years!!
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