Review: Mr. Brooks

There aren’t an awful lot of movies solely focusing on a bad guy, and there are even less with a bigger star playing the antagonist. This one is a fine balance between drama and thriller, with a only a dash of dry humor. Story actually has a handful of branches, all worked out quite well, but we are basically in Kevin Costner’s head most of the time (though there’s also a pretty strong role for Demi Moore).
Being balanced, there are no extremes on the drama side, and the same goes for the thrills. All the story lines will keep you awake for the duration, while there are a few revelations, it’s not overly shocking or dark (a la Zodiac).
So, all in all, mild, but entertaining.7½.

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