• Brick (2005)


Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: August 8th, 2006

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

After receiving a frantic phone call from his ex-girlfriend, teenage loner Brendan Frye (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) learns that her dead body has been found. Vowing to solve her murder himself, he must infiltrate high-school cliques that he previously avoided. His search for the truth places him before some of the school's roughest characters, leading to a confrontation with a drug dealer known as "the Pin (Lukas Haas)."

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Nora Zehetner, Noah Fleiss, Matt O'Leary, Noah Segan, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin

Director: Rian Johnson

Genres: Mystery , Drama

Production Co: Bergman Lustig Productions

Keywords: Revenge, 2000s, Dark, Mystery, Investigation, Girlfriend, Murder, Suspenseful

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The mean streets don't get any nastier than the high school parking lots in this cool-crafted mystery. show more

  • 88
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    Brick is Bogart goes to high school, in other words, but that thumbnail description doesn't begin to convey the lasting pleasures of Rian Johnson's directorial debut. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Has the inherent limits of all movies that feed on movies, rather than life -- it's original, yet it's not.

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