Parents' Guide to

Brick Mansions

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Great parkour, cartoonish violence in dumb remake.

Movie PG-13 2014 90 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 16+

Drugs, nudity, and foul language

I’ve noticed everyone said there was no nudity however, in one scene two men are fighting in an apartment building and there are posters of nude women covering the walls. Movie does have a lot of drugs in it but more negatively than positive.
age 18+

Pure crapola

Don't know how much lame stuff you can stuff into a movie but this one is FULL

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (3 ):

None of the characters in this movie is very smart, and their actions seldom make sense. In 2004, writer/producer Luc Besson created the terrific French-language action movie District B13, with Belle as its amazing, parkour-performing star. It was successful enough to warrant a sequel, District 13: Ultimatum (2010) ... and now comes the inevitable American remake, BRICK MANSIONS. Unfortunately, as things often do, the whole thing sounded better in French. Now even the overarching plot seems ridiculous, not to mention just about every twist and turn within.

For one thing, everyone in the movie seems rather easily fooled by each other. For example, two people somehow manage to escape a warehouse full of thugs simply by pointing a gun at the right person. This happens several times. But happily, rookie director Camille Delamarre does a fine job with the action sequences, refraining from too much camera-shaking and showing the parkour sequences in all their exhilarating glory.

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