BULLSEYE OR MISFIRE: Brick Mansions Reviews

By Dr. Know on April 24th, 2014

Critic Reviews for Brick Mansions

via Rotten Tomatoes

The action sequences of “Mansions” are edited within an inch of their lives, adding more incoherence than thrills.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

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Mr. Delamarre is not an action virtuoso, but his visual style, heavily indebted to the Grand Theft Auto video games, is appropriately rough and kinetic.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Times

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There’s not enough of Belle’s artistry here, given that part of the remake mandate presumably was to deliver something even bigger and better.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Boston Globe

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A bad movie, basically an aerobics class in search of an action-thriller plot …

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Arizona Republic

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“Brick Mansions” packs gunfights, car chases, acrobatic stunts and humor into one stylized package.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Associated Press

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You know those ridiculous action movies where a bad guy with, say, four large guns gets beaten up by a quick-witted good guy with absolutely zero guns? They’ve got nothing on Brick Mansions.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Not a great time, but a good one.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Film Racket

Film Racket

A silly pile-up of exaggerated action clich├ęs-and much of the time, it’s pretty fun.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: AV Club

If Walker was still with us, we’d write Brick Mansions as lame action filler; With tragedy lingering, the movie just seems unfair.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: IGN Movies

IGN Movies

The narrative comes across as even sillier than it did in 2004, and the action less exhilarating, [while] the aggravating visual style makes it a trial to watch.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion

One Guy’s Opinion

Nothing more than a nearly scene-by-scene remake of “District B13,” itself a glorified Nike commercial with French subtitles.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Whenever it features feet flying through the air, Brick Mansions is a pleasure. Asked to do anything else, it’s one stumble after another.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Brick Mansions undermines its best asset — the athletically impressive parkour sequences — with overedited footage that would make a Jason Bourne movie look lethargic.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Daily Herald (IL)

Daily Herald (IL)

If you can’t see [David] Belle do what he does in one take, then it just looks like mere movie magic.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Metro

Metro

Brick Mansions takes a swing at gentrification and dislocates a shoulder in the process.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: NOW Toronto

NOW Toronto

Dismal, appallingly shot and edited, and cast with the least interesting actors around, it’s clear that this carnival ride of flips, jumps, and gentrification should’ve remained a distant European memory.

April 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com

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