1 user 13 critic

Brakes (2016)

Brakes is an improv-based dark comedy set in London.


Mercedes Grower


Mercedes Grower
1 nomination. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Two boys fall through the clockwork of a grotesque, nightmare London, endeavouring to survive and escape.

Director: Ben Charles Edwards
Stars: Noel Fielding, Sadie Frost, Sally Phillips
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young shut-in takes an imaginary road trip inside his apartment, based on mementos and memories of a European trek from years before.

Director: Paul King
Stars: Edward Hogg, Simon Farnaby, Verónica Echegui
The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)
Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding
Aaaaaaaah! (2015)
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Ever imagined what life would be like if humans were apes in modern life? That is the portrayal in this deeply thought provoking mind boggle.

Director: Steve Oram
Stars: Steve Oram, Tom Meeten, Julian Rhind-Tutt
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After 15 years of marriage, a couple with two kids is about to divorce. Until the husband find a new place to live, they have to cohabit, and figure out how to share their belongings.

Director: Joachim Lafosse
Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Cédric Kahn, Marthe Keller
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Stewart Lee's 2017/18 touring stand-up show, recorded live at the Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea, in April 2018.

Director: Tim Kirkby
Stars: Stewart Lee
Seoulyeok (2016)
Animation | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Several groups of people try to survive a zombie pandemic that unleashes itself in downtown Seoul.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon
Stars: Seung-ryong Ryu, Franciska Friede, Joon Lee

A young woman visits the grave of her deceased lover, only to find that both he and the surrounding dead have come to life.

Director: Nathan Wiley
Stars: Noel Fielding, Jo Shirley


Credited cast:
Julian Barratt ... Elliot
Kelly Campbell ... Maeve
Seb Cardinal ... Karl
Juliet Cowan ... Slika
Julia Davis ... Livy
Noel Fielding ... Daniel
Jess-Luisa Flynn Jess-Luisa Flynn ... Jess
Kerry Fox ... Brinie
Roland Gift ... Rhys
Salena Godden Salena Godden ... Yesmin
Mercedes Grower ... Layla
Martin Hancock ... Mark
Kate Hardie ... Susan
Siobhan Hewlett ... Kate
Oliver Maltman ... Raymond


Brakes is an improv-based dark comedy set in London.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

f rated | See All (1) »



Parents Guide:

View content advisory »






Release Date:

24 November 2017 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Solution 3 Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Filmed over a period of several years. All the actors and crew gave their time for free. Filming of each actor was done in 2 days. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Daniel drives away in the Mini he has been packing, with 'The End' written in shaving foam on the rear windscreen. See more »


Features Metropolis (1927) See more »


Lonely life
written by Sybil
performed by Sybil
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Talent Wasted on Vanity Project
4 October 2018 | by silvio-mitsubishiSee all my reviews

This film apparently took four years to make, and the performers gave their time for free. Sadly, it shows. It consists of disjointed episodes: Part Two is shown first and details low points in the breakdown of relationships. Part One then shows the happier beginnings. None were sufficiently interesting to make me really care.

Mostly shot on hand-held cameras with poor light and colour balance, one vignette features a character acknowledging he is being filmed but does not satisfactorily answer why, or who by? Scenes in underground toilets and sparse lofts are echoey and lack human warmth. Dialogue is at least partly improvised, and it shows in repetition and superficiality. Noel Fielding is capable of wild flights of imagination, but is stifled by the format. His relationship is supposed to fly after a humourless ride on a Zamboni machine with an ice rink worker. The only gay relationship in the film bucks the challenge of how the couple meet by not starting until the morning after. A recently-promoted office worker climbs on a table, only to sing a joyless version of Molly Malone; technically accurate but as uninvolving as can be. Bizarrely, neither the bar staff nor the other drinkers pay any heed.

The film has some mildly amusing prospects - a rooftop spat between a zombie and the bride of Frankenstein - but these do not go anywhere and only remind us how little we care about the characters or their mundane romances.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed