A hardened detective enters into a tenuous symbiotic relationship with the vicious serial killer she is tracking after earning the respect of the murderous madman in this vicious psychological thriller starring Demi Moore, Kevin Costner, and William Hurt. Earl Brooks (Costner) is a successful businessman, noted philanthropist, and loving father. He's the kind of man whom no one would ever suspect of being a notorious serial killer, but then again history's most dubious psychopaths are often the quiet neighbor whom no one would ever suspect was capable of committing such unspeakable atrocities. Until now, no one has had any reason to link Earl Brooks with the heinous crimes of the dreaded Thumbprint Killer. Even his beautiful wife (Marg Helgenbeger) and teenage daughter (Danielle Panabaker) could never conceive of such an awful truth. But when Mr. Brooks's dark side begins to outshine his sane exterior, an amateur photographer (Dane Cook) captures the killer succumbing to his murderous instinct on film. Now, as Mr. Brooks is pursued by tenacious detective Tracy Atwood (Moore) and forced to bend to the will of an opportunistic bystander, the killer who was once able to keep his murderous alter ego (Hurt) in check finds his control steadily slipping.~Jason Buchanan
Commentary by director/co-writer Bruce A. Evans and co-writer Raynold Gideon
Cat and Mouse: Inside the Mr. Brooks Case File trivia track
The Birth of a Serial Killer: The Writing of Mr. Brooks featurette
On the Set of Mr. Brooks featurette
Murder on Their Minds: Mr. Brooks, Marshall & Mr. Smith featurette
Mr. Brooks is a unique movie. When I say unique, I mean just that. You get to experience a movie thru the eyes of a serial killer. How does a serial killer think? How does a serial killer function? How does a serial killer cope with day to day activities? What really goes on in a serial killers mind? If you're a big fan of Kevin Costners(like myself), you'll surely enjoy this one of a kind movie. The story has three storylines that basically blend together. The first is about Mr. Brooks(Kevin Costner), the second is about an F.B.I. agent(Demi Moore) that's trying to track down Mr. Brooks, and the third is about a engineer(Dane Cook) that comes across Mr. Brooks path. I won't give anything else away about the storyline. Once you get to the end of this movie, you're probably gonna be attached to Mr. Brooks character. You'll probably even be rooting for him. If you do, you'll probably ask yourself the same question I asked myself. Should I be rooting this much for the villain? This is a great movie, go check it out.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
My action movies
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
When he plays a bad guy I like his movies better playing bad guys more action more trails my mystery this is one of his good classics like three days to kill
Was browsing the movie bin again... found this movie. Never heard of it before, but good actors. So thought I would give it a try. I watched it with a friend and he really thought it was a great movie. Really gives a shocking ending too. I enjoyed this movie. Was a great buy!
I do not understand why this movie did not receive more attention and recognition. The entire movie kept me wondering; “what’s next”?
The actors are a strong cadre of well- known names.
I highly recommend this movie.