Rated NR

Crime, Drama, Thriller
There seems to be some sort of rumor going around that Kevin Costner can’t act. It’s a false and mean rumor, probably started by Whitney Houston after Costner slipped her an unauthorized tongue in The Bodyguard. While Costner can be a little drab from time to time (Remember Dragonfly? Probably not.), he’s certainly capable of some dynamic work on screen. He provides a little of that in his latest. Mr. Brooks is a sloppy, ridiculous film, but it’s almost made tolerable by Costner. His work here is intriguing, even as the film slowly but surely spins out of control. He plays a successful businessman who also happens to be a serial killer in semi-retirement. When he decides to take up the trade again, his imaginary friend (William Hurt) tags along. A creepy guy (Dane Cook) photographs him killing somebody, and all hell breaks loose. Demi Moore acts tough as the detective pursuing Brooks. The film starts well, but slowly goes nuts.

See our full review: A Cinematic Crime

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