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Brake (2012)

Director:
Gabe Torres
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Brake
RUNNING TIME
92 minutes
Producer:
James Walker
Nathan West
Gabe Torres
Screenwriter:
Timothy Mannion


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Jeremy Reins Stephen Dorff
Molly Reins Chyler Leigh
Henry Shaw JR Bourne
Ben Reynolds Tom Berenger
Driver (voice) Pruitt Taylor Vince

 

Review

Claustrophic, one-location thriller in the mould of Buried, or Alfred Hitchcock's TV episode "Final Escape" if you want to be a little more historic. Stephen Dorff gives it his all in a convincing lead-performance which helps keep this interesting for probably longer than the plot warrants. The plot is something about terrorism and Secret Service agents which may or may not hold water, but with a twist-ending as contrived as this one, the chilling feeling is soon replaced by the realisation that the whole preceding story is negated by it. It's all about that effect for director Gabe Torres, who on his way there does a fine job filmatically speaking.

Copyright 05.02.2015 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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