MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,032 this week

Bruiser (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  13 February 2000 (Canada)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 4,440 users  
Reviews: 88 user | 46 critic

After years of being tread upon and cheated on, a man awakens to find his face has a been replaced by a blank, white mask.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 30 Oct 2010
 
a list of 31 titles
created 27 Jan 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 19 Sep 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Bruiser" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bruiser (2000)

Bruiser (2000) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bruiser.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts
Two Evil Eyes (1990)
Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two horror tales based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two famous horror directors, George A. Romero and Dario Argento.

Directors: Dario Argento, George A. Romero
Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Harvey Keitel, Ramy Zada
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: John Leguizamo, Asia Argento, Simon Baker
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A small group of military officers and scientists dwell in an underground bunker as the world above is overrun by zombies.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joseph Pilato
Creepshow (1982)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse.

Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Director Alan Smithee takes us on an irreverent (and unauthorized) romp through George A. Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead, the film that spawned the modern zombie craze and a thousand "of the living dead" remakes and rip-offs.

Director: Alan Smithee
Stars: Karl Hardman, Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

The storyline has been re-tooled to offer an experimental and contemporary revision of the 1968 original - much like a DJ remix. Slated to generate royalties for the Night of the Living ... See full summary »

Director: Dean Lachiusa
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.

Director: Tom Savini
Stars: Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: George A. Romero
Stars: O.J. Simpson, Marvin Goux, Earl Edwards
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: George A. Romero
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Detective McCleary
...
Detective Rakowski
...
Tom Burtram
Marie V. Cruz ...
Number Nine
Beatriz Pizano ...
Katie Saldano
Tamsin Kelsey ...
Mariah Breed
Kelly King ...
Gloria Kite
Susanne Sutchy ...
Colleen
Balázs Koós ...
Chester
Jean Daigle ...
Fadush
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Revenge has no face. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

|

Release Date:

13 February 2000 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

A Máscara do Terror  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Misfits, a horror-punk band from New Jersey, are featured in Bruiser. The play two songs from their Famous Monsters album: Descending Angel and Scream, as well as two songs written for the film: Bruiser and Fiend Without a Face. See more »

Quotes

Henry Creedlow: The man had gone to market, to buy a diamond ring. The man who never noticed, that he was not a king. He choose the brightest sparkle, a diamond made of glass. The setting bright and gold, was crafted out of brass. The man spent all his money, the jeweler was a cheat. He told the man that royals, wore diamonds on their feet. The man went proudly walking, inside his shoe the ring. And no one ever told him, that he was not a king.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Vanilla Sky (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Scream
Performed by The Misfits
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Underrated but Unique and Unusual film from Romero.
9 April 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Writer and Director:George A. Romero nearly hits the bull's eye with this Clever darkly funny thriller. Henry Creedlow (Jason Flemyng), who has been always a nice guy sees that things are slowly changing around him. Herny has doubts about his cold hearted wife (Nina Garbiras), his best friend (Andrew Tarbet) and his sleazy overbearing boss (Peter Stormare). The only person that Herny truly finds as a sympathetic friend is the boss' wife (Leslie Hope).

Henry also has doubts about his job and his personal life. In just one morning like any other day for Henry. He wakes up with a new face that is completely white and almost emotionless and he thinks that it is only a mask on his face or only a dream. But then he finds out it is for real. Stripped of everything he has, including his identity. Henry takes all of his frustrations by going out on a bloody rampage. He is set to murder those who have betrayed him like his wife, a close friend and especially his boss.

This was Romero's last film until the upcoming long awaited Zombie film "Land of the Dead". This latest feature will be coming out this summer. Romero has not made a film since the Underrated "The Dark Half" (1993). In "Bruiser", Romero shows a unique style to this film and it looks totally different than most of his pictures. The only real fault in Bruiser is the last 20 minutes of the film should have ended more compellingly. However it is closer to the original premise that Romero wanted to film. It is still a very good and very underrated film.

Sadly, this independent production never received a Theatrical Release in North America but been released instead in Europe. It got released to video instead and received an Cult Following. What made this film work is the difficult lead role of Flemyng. His performance is extremely good and he adds depth with an amusing sense of humour. Simply because Flemyng gives a terrific performance. Stormare gives an amusing over the top performance as the film's unsuspected villain. Tom Atkins (Which Atkins worked with Romero before in bit parts in "Creepshow" and "Two Evil Eyes") are also star in the Film. Even Romero's Family appears in Cameos, including his wife (Christine Forrest Romero), His Daughter (Tina) and His Son (Andrew).

This film maybe be flawed at times (Because the film never really fully explained the curse of Herny's.) Still, the film packs a certain punch. It is certainly one of his most Unusual films along with "Martin" and "Knightriders". One of the film's highlights are seeing The Punk Horror Rock Band:The Misfits appears as Themselves at the Climax and the film features a Good jazzy music score by Donald Rubinstein.

DVD has an fine anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer and an good:Dolby 2.0 Stereo Surround Sound. DVD extras are an running commentary by the director and producer:Peter Grunwald, a music video by the Misfits and trailers. The film may be far from Romero's best films but it is nice to see Romero directed another film in years. Let's just hope his latest film "Land of the Dead" will be a huge hit and big comeback for Romero. Bruiser is worth a look. (*** ½/*****).


20 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is this movie any good? shenmue2007
The Misfits xtriple_zerox
This movie was AWESOME! promudvayne
bad version of American Psiho stamenkovic-1
the ending wtbfan
Romero=Action disguised as Horror JeanetteAbug
Discuss Bruiser (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?