Parents' Guide to

Mr. Brooks

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Costner's delusional serial killer isn't for kids.

Movie R 2007 120 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

My most fav movie

This movie is my most fav of all time. It is clever and keeps you engrossed in the characters and movie. You just cannot predict wat is going to happen and Kevin does a great job as portraying Mr Brooks. It had it two hands down. William Hurt did a brilliant job as well in the small part. A lil graphic but then it just adds to the suspense of movie and extremely well played out as well as written
age 17+

Oh geez

The movie would have been great, but it was one rock skip away from pure porno in the sex scene! There was nothing left to the imagination in the sex scene except for male genitalia but you could clearly see it was all the way in the female. This was soft porn and that's all there is to it! It should not be viewed by anyone under 18! It shouldn't have to be viewed at all!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Director Bruce A. Evans' second movie (after the teen comedy Kuffs) is uneven and contrived. Yet the mutual admiration club formed by Costner and Hurt offers some smart, taut comedy in the midst of grim commentary on the impulse to consume violence. While the movie doesn't exactly break new ground by indicting viewers (who are aligned, at least initially, with Smith), it does make your inclination to identify with Earl aptly uncomfortable.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: May 31, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: October 23, 2007
  • Cast: Dane Cook , Kevin Costner , William Hurt
  • Director: Bruce A. Evans
  • Studio: MGM/UA
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Run time: 120 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, nudity and language.
  • Last updated: January 30, 2023

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