Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Brick - Movie Review

Okay, so I'm a little behind the times but this is another movie that I thought was sincerely worth mentioning. This is a young but seasoned cast that really delivers. I've seen reviews that knock the high school setting but the high school is merely a back drop and adds a wonderful juxtaposition to the adult dialog. Don't be fooled this type of nonsense goes on every day in our schools but not with nearly the amount of panache as these young actors.

Let's give them a nod - first off Joseph Gorden Levitt, Lukas Haas, Nora Zehetner and Noah Fleiss all bring credibility to their well written roles. Secondly this movie is shot very well. There isn't an abundance of gore or blood shed but it's loaded with intrigue. Film noir is reborn. So if you liked Garden State or Clerks you will be fine with this film. But listen up there is a ton of dialog that reminded me of Man-of -the Century ( a much more light-hearted fare) but with it's own language (the language of the twenties). Now go take an ankle excursion, go on blow and don't worry about the reviews posted on Net Flix. This is a good one and deserves the praise. The music score, acting and (let's not forget the writers) did I mention the dialog all work tremendously with a well shot and directed movie. 4 stars!

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