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Brick (2006) - Movie Details

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110 min.
Release Date
March 31, 2006 (LA/NY)
DVD Release Date
August 8, 2006
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MPAA Rating
Rated R for violence and drug content

"Brick," the dynamic debut feature from writer/director Rian Johnson, won the Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision.

"Brick," while taking its cues and its verbal style from the novels of Dashiell Hammett, also honors the rich cinematic tradition of the hard-boiled noir mystery, here wittily and bracingly immersed in fresh territory - a modern-day Southern California neighborhood and high school. There, student Brendan Frye's (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) piercing intelligence spares no one. Brendan... Full synopsis »

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A murder mystery with a high school twist, "Brick" is no laughable teen thriller. From Rian Johnson, the man who brought you "Evil Demon Golfballs from Hell!!!" (never seen it, but it sounds intriguing), comes a serious, smart and captivating thriller that leaves you guessing, both about what's going to happen next and what the hell is going on. Full movie review »
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