Director Rian Johnson's debut Brick was released to good acclaim in 2005 when it picked up a few prizes, good reviews and then dropped off the radar for many movie fans. I fortunately came across it while on a film noir kick after re-watching one of my favorites, L.A. Confidential. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt before he hit the jackpot with Inception, with a sharp script and a rich atmosphere drawing on inspiration from film noir mystery movies of the past, Brick was a very welcome surprise.
|Brendan just doesn't know when to give up.|
|Drugs are bad for you.|
|Ally or femme fatale? In Brick, nothing is what it appears.|
|Running a drug empire from Mama's kitchen - like a boss.|
TL;DR - Slick crime story meets film noir meets suburbia - 7.5/10