Brick Mansions 2014

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An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Crime
Director Camille Delamarre
Studio Warner Bros
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.1 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman/and/movie-fan' TOP 100 REVIEWER on 11 Sept. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Like many films, this one has had mixed reviews, myself, i have to say, the film is certainly entertaining, which is
what most of us want from a film in truth.
In the not to distant future, 'Detroit' law and order had broken down, it was decided to put all the bad-eggs in one
basket, 'Brick Mansions' the most dangerous villains encased behind a wall, living in one run-down area.
Under-Cover Cop 'Damien Collier'(Paul Walker) works to bring down the drug barons, gaining their trust, then
bringing them down.
'Lino' (David Belle) who lives within the walls of 'Brick Mansions' tries hard to go straight, has just destroyed a case
load of drugs belonging to 'Drug-Lord' 'Tremain' (RZA)
'Tremain' needs to get even,he orders that 'Lino's' girlfriend'Lola'(Catalina Denis) be taken prisoner to draw 'Lino' to
them.
'Damien's' superiors set it up for him to double up with 'Lino' to get him into 'Brick Mansions' and within reach of
'Tremain' - though not an ideal union, the two have to unite to save 'Lola' and indeed bring down the Drug-Baron'
The two will have to get past 'Tremains' army of foot-soldiers first, the two make a formidable team.
This is an action-packed thriller that should content most action-fans.
Many will remember and have been saddened by the fatal crash that took 'Paul Walker's' life in a suburb of Los Angeles,
November 30th 2013 aged 40.
Bonus Content -
* Copro featurette
* Inside Brick Mansions
* Beyond Brick Mansions - RZA
* Beyond Brick Mansions - Paul Walker
*
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 7 May 2014
Format: DVD
In 2018, downtown Detroit becomes a walled in city...by a four foot wall. The Mayor wants to move the people out and build a place for rich people. Meanwhile Lino (David Belle) in a subplot is thwarting drug dealers as a vigilante. Detective Collier (Paul Walker) is also fighting against the bad guys downtown, while other cops are on the take.

Lino's ex-gf (Catalina Denis) gets kidnapped by the bad guys who also jack a vehicle with a suitcase neutron bomb now on a countdown. Collier has to go get the bomb that just happened to be strolling around the walled in city in a vehicle, something he is not smart enough to question until someone points it out to him how odd is the state of events.

The plot was all over the place and uneven. It appears Walker's dad was killed and he was looking for the culprit, but not that hard. David Belle had the best fight moves highlighted early on...i.e urban acrobatics. There was also a grindhouse cat fight. It is hard to imagine this botched screenplay was done by the same guy who did quality work like "Fifth Element" and "Transporter."

And you can't help but notice that in this film Paul Walker crashes his vehicle at 80-90+ mph and survives because he wore a seat belt.

Action with no substance. Appears to be overrated by Paul Walker fans moved by his untimely death.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DavyG on 8 Jun. 2015
Format: DVD
"Brick Mansions" is set in a dystopian Detroit in 2018. It stars the late Paul Walker as an undercover cop who forges an unlikely "chalk and cheese" partnership with a self-styled vigilante (David Belle)in order to bring down a drug lord in a slum district of the city.
This Luc Besson scripted effort sounds predictable enough,but it has one or two nice little twists to hold the interest. Naturally it's wildly over the top to the point of being ludicrous; guess what, it has about ten thousand totally tooled up bad guys, not one of whom can actually get a shot on target, loads of wrecked cars, and a shed load of fight sequences. Nevertheless it's great fun anyway, with Walker and Belle making a terrifically charismatic pairing. Abandon any thoughts of realism, this is pure hokum, a purely escapist two hours of entertainment.
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By Albatross TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 Nov. 2014
Format: DVD
‘Brick Mansions’ is a remake of a foreign film (which I haven’t seen, so I can’t really compare it to that. However, if you check out the internet forums, you’ll naturally see many comments on how the original is better than the Hollywood remake).

It’s also Paul Walker’s last (fully-filmed) film, which adds an element of poignancy to it all. Even though he never really had a breakout stand-alone film that really catapulted him much higher than a decent B-list action star, I always felt he had it in him somewhere to really move into the mainstream. And, because of his tragic death, many will go easy on his last outing. I would have liked to see him produce something really memorable to go out on and, although you’ll probably have seen much of what’s on offer here before, it is entertaining enough to raise itself above the mountains of generic action B-movies infesting the DVD buckets.

Paul Walker plays an undercover cop (yes, another one – if you’ve seen him in The Fast and the Furious) who has to infiltrate another gang before they blow up the world. Or something. That may just be me making that bit up. But it doesn’t really matter. You know he’s the good guy and will have to bring down the baddies before they do whatever bad things they’re going to do.

And, in my opinion, it’s kind of the baddies who let the film down most. They’re just too clichéd. They all have a weird tendency to shoot dead their own men in front of the rest of the gang. Yes, this is a display of force intended to show just how terrible they are and keep their gang members living in fear. However, I always wonder why the gang don’t leave on account of it might one day happen to them?!
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