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  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    While we're meant to feel claustrophobic, we're not supposed to fight boredom, which kicks in quickly. show more

  • 50
    NPR

    The ride as a whole is at the very least exciting to take part in. show more

  • 70
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    It wouldn't go so far as to say it feels like you went through Jeremy's ordeal for nothing, but I did wish I had come to know as much about Dorff's character as I did about the size and shape of his nostrils. show more

  • 75
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    In retrospect, it's preposterous. But while you're gasping for air, it's one hell of a thrill ride, like being stuck on a malfunctioning roller coaster for an hour and a half at top speed, and unable to get off. show more

  • 38
    New York Post

    Director Gabe Torres lobs a twist you'll likely see coming, and another you may not - neither satisfying enough to justify an hour and a half of Dorff-in-a-box. show more

  • 12
    Andrew Schenker Slant Magazine

    Until its pair of ludicrous twist endings, which complicates its message and logistics in ways that make little sense, Gabe Torres's Brake plays like a more simplistic version of Buried tailored specifically to a hawkish right-wing crowd. show more

  • 20
    Time Out New York

    Primarily a TV director, Torres lacks the chops to delineate Dorff's claustrophobic quarters, and the actor spends most of the movie confusing tough-guy stoicism with simple inertness, despite the occasional Jack Bauer–style yell. show more

  • 40
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Brake is a full-scale paranoid nightmare with back-to-back double-whammy endings. show more

  • 40
    Robert Koehler Variety

    Mannion's script goes a bit too far in terms of twists, capping the third-act suspense with a plot U-turn, and then another, that leaves audiences feeling played. Worse, the final development loses credibility in retrospect, reducing the film to the level of an exercise in paranoia, effects and one actor's ability to hold attention for nearly 90 minutes. show more

  • 30
    Michael Atkinson Village Voice

    Dorff's mannered Bruce Willis affect seems as insincere as the script, which helplessly loses credibility as info accrues and the narrative unpeels. show more

  • September 17, 2012 Sandy
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    Loved it. Very exciting

  • July 26, 2012 xo00000000127580
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    Dont know why all the bad reviews. Great movie

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