7.3/10
130,663
353 user 212 critic

Mr. Brooks (2007)

A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
2,592 ( 42)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
2 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Hawkins
...
...
Nancy Hart
...
Captain Lister
...
Jesse Vialo
...
Sheila - Jesse's Lawyer
...
Thorton Meeks
...
Sunday
...
Sarah Leaves
...
Atwood's Lawyer
Edit

Storyline

Earl Brooks is a highly respected businessman and was recently named Portland's Man of the Year. He hides a terrible secret however: he is a serial killer known as the Thumbprint Killer. He has been attending AA meetings and has kept his addiction to killing under control for two years now but his alter ego, Marshall, has re-appeared and is pushing him to kill again. When he does kill a couple while they are making love, he is seen and photographed by someone who also has his own death and murder fetish. In a parallel story, the police detective investigating the murder is having problems of her own. She is going through a messy divorce and a violent criminal who had vowed revenge some years before has escaped from prison and is after her. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Je suis un serial killer... arrêtez-moi! (I am a serial killer... stop me!) [France] See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Face Oculta de Mr. Brooks  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,017,067, 3 June 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,476,219, 12 August 2007
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During a scene where Mr. Brooks (Costner) and Mr. Smith (Cook) are doing surveillance, Mr. Smith gets out of the car in frustration because he feels he's being strung along. As he walks away, Marshall says, "even if that guy was charming and funny, I still wouldn't like him!" (a reference to Dane Cook's comedy career) See more »

Goofs

During the car chase after the abduction of Atwood, the white van contacts a number of other vehicles causing significant damage to the van. At the end of this sequence the van is seen escaping but without any obvious sign of damage to the van. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Earl Brooks: [voice-over] Oh God... God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.
Marshall: [voice-over] Why do you fight it so hard, Earl?
See more »

Crazy Credits

A thumbprint forms the backdrop for the end credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in On the Set of 'Mr. Brooks' (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Vicious Traditions
Composed by Finn Andrews
Performed by The Veils
Courtesy of Rough Trade Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Keven Costner's star shines again!!!
1 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie with high hopes to see a good performance out of Kevin Costner. He didn't disappoint in a movie that very well could have failed--but didn't! I liked the idea of a 'nice-guy with a conscience' serial killer theme, but serial killer movies have been done to death. Costner and the script writers manage to give new life and a refreshing twist on this movie theme, and William Hurt's performance as his evil alter-ego is first-rate. This arrangement was better than just a run-of-the-mill voice-over by Costner's character. It reminded me a bit of a modern-day version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," which is one of my favorite novels. I'm happy to see all of the actors in this film finally get a good script and story to work with after many disappointments for them and the movie-going public.


100 of 149 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 353 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page