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Brick Mansions (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  25 April 2014 (USA)
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An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

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An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

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Undercover and never Outgunned


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Rated PG-13 for frenetic gunplay, violence and action throughout, language, sexual menace and drug material | See all certifications »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,516,855 (USA) (25 April 2014)

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$20,285,518 (USA) (20 June 2014)
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A mediocre action movie elevated due to Walker's tragic death
6 May 2014 | by (San Antonio) – See all my reviews

Brick Mansions has the title of being Paul Walker's last completed film before he passed away last year. It's weird watching this film with its car chases and not think of Paul Walker's fatal crash, but that's what he was good at. As for the movie, I hope Fast Seven delivers because I don't want this film to be Walker's last movie since it's the definition of mediocre.

Good: I liked Walker and Belle here as our lead duo. They worked well together and they had fun banter. Belle who is the creator of parkour showed off his skills and it led to some fun action scenes here. It moves at a good pace and it never gets dull.

Bad: It's just terribly mediocre though. I haven't seen the original this remake is based on, but the movie just felt like a VOD action movie more than something worth to put in theaters whether it had Walker or not. The plot is pedestrian, RZA as a villain is both laughable and lame, some painfully obvious CG, and just a lack of structure connecting the dots. Plus, that ending was really corny.

Overall, this was a time waster. Fun action here and there, but nothing to really invest in and probably wouldn't have gotten much attention had Walker not pass away. I'd say wait for Fast Seven to really honor Walker's career.


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