Kevin Costner is a business tycoon in Portland with an unusual addiction - murder. Obviously, he's been as much of a success in his secret life as he has been in his public persona since he's not in jail. That is, until he's seen doing the deed one dark and stormy night. The young man in question approaches Costner, blackmailing him into teaching him about committing perfect murders.
Dark and often grisly, Mr. Brooks shows us people we don't want to know, much less like. We're drawn into a certain level of sympathy for Brooks/Costner who is being haunted by a ghostly alter ego figure, deftly portrayed by William Hurt. Its a throat-clutching film that dares to examine the pleasure of violence. If you're looking for something off the beaten path, you'll find it in Mr. Brooks.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our November, 2007 issue.
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