Look out for Rian Johnson
Brick is a true achievement. Unlike many "Indies" funded by large
studios or very rich individuals, with big name actors "lending" their
talent because they 'liked the concept', Brick takes a talented cast
(all experienced character, TV, B-movie and bit-part actors) attaches
them to a fast-paced script ala Dashell Hammett, a plot which fuses
Philip K. Dick, film noir and high-school camp comedy, music and
photography which David Lynch would enjoy and an exceedingly clever
presentation. I especially enjoyed the Richard Roundtree (Shaft) cameo!
Brick takes place in the context of High School drug culture, following
a young man, Brendan (Gordon-Levitt), who seems half narcotics agent
and half narcotics addict as he is swept along in a series of
manipulations connected to the murder of his ex-girlfriend and the
operation of a drug dealer called "The Pin" (Haas). The only aspects of
Brendan's personality which appear to be entirely consistent are his
love and devotion to Laura (Zehetner) - a Laura Palmer-like victim of
teen confusion; his relationship with "The Brain" (O'Leary) - the only
person he truly trusts; and his desire to find out who is pulling the
strings in the puppet show which lead to Laura's death - and to make
sure that this individual or group of individuals pays a very heavy
PAY ATTENTION! Do not attempt to watch this film under the influence of
any form of intoxicant or while in a state of mental exhaustion. The
dense dialog invents its own language, and proceeds at a break-neck
pace. Even experienced noir-ites will find some of it hard to follow.
I saw the DVD version, which is slightly modified from what appeared at
Sundance. Johnson's method is damn close to flawless! He pays homage to
David Lynch's Twin Peaks in several places, and even improvises on some
of Lynch's visual and sound cues. The plot, its pace and presentation
are extremely well thought out - much more so than in most truly
independent films and studio sponsored "Indies". There are no
unnecessary scenes, and the order of presentation draws your attention
consistently. The musical cues are also very clever - never overbearing
and setting mood for every scene in which music is used. I especially
enjoyed the Lynch-like use of white noise in some of the more
disoriented high-tension scenes.
The cast is very good, and though I recognized Haas immediately from
his numerous small parts in major productions, it was very refreshing
to see see an Indy cast which did not either involuntarily or
intentionally exploit star power. Some of the cast members will
undoubtedly improve their prospects through this film. Johnson has
helped them open doors to art-film, independent cinema and even
If you're interested in seeing the work of a rising directoral talent,
I strongly recommend "Brick". Whether or not you enjoy disturbing and
relentlessly dialog-driven detective stories, this film is worth seeing
for the raw cinematographic brilliance it effuses. It is a remarkably
well done low-medium budget film. Kudos!.
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Amateur Juvenile Fantasy - Not Recommended unless you are 13
This movie was awful. Throughout the entire viewing of this film, I
felt trapped inside the childish, Jr. High fantasy of an angry 14 year
old outcast as he envisioned himself in the role of tough guy. "That
would show them all," he thinks, as he displays how tough and sharp he
could be if only given the right reasons. Yeah, right.
The characters were one dimensional and their interactions were
unrealistic and awkward. The plot was incredibly loose, drawn out,
overly complicated, and really didn't come together in the end, even
though some people might be tricked into thinking so. The dialogue was
painful - clearly copied out old films. I was cringing through the
whole film. And it just kept going and going.
I gave it a 2 instead of a 1 because it is somewhat original and there
were a couple of parts that I thought were funny..