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Bruiser (2000)

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After years of being tread upon and cheated on, a man awakens to find his face has a been replaced by an blank, white mask.

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The young executive of a publicity agency Henry Creedlow is a man that has repressed morbid thoughts and is walked over by most of his acquaintances: his wife is cheating on him with his boss and stealing his investments with help from his best friend; his housemaid is frequently stealing from his house and insulting him in Spanish; even his annoying poodle does not respect him. While in his daily morning routine listening to a talk show on the radio, he hears a man committing suicide live because he had been felt miserable and disrespected for a long time, and Henry feels impressed with the tragic story. The next morning, he wakes up to find his face covered by a white mask, changing his personality and letting him seek revenge against those who have humiliated him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Thriller | Horror

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Rated R for sexuality, violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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13 February 2000 (Canada)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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George Romero directed the video "Scream" for the Misfits and the only payment he wanted was them to appear in "Bruiser" along with 2 original songs. See more »

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Henry Creedlow: Looks like you pissed yourself there buddy, must be the stress, stress of high finance
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Diary of the Dead (2011) See more »

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interesting idea, but not developed...

Many people consider 'Bruiser' as a very bad film. I sure won't acclaim it as a truly good movie but still I think it isn't as bad as people say.

I think the tag line misses its purpose. 'Revenge has no face' what is that supposed to mean? It is because Henry (J. Flemyng) could just stop existing and nothing would be changed because he has yet no value as an individual that he loses his face. Only then he realizes how bad the people he considers as his friends treat him. Only then he starts the self-justice. I find this idea quite interesting and Romero develops it several times a bit more when we see what Henry imagines and somehow wants to do but doesn't dare to do.

But sadly we don't get more out of this. From then on the film only shows Henry's killings and some useless sex scenes.

Overall I've still found the movie above average and recommend it to those who want to watch a bit more philosophic action movie. But real fans of Romero or movie buffs sure will be disappointed.


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