(Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, et al / DVD / R / 2007 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: Consider MR. BROOKS. A successful businessman. A generous philanthropist. A loving father and devoted husband. Seemingly, he's perfect. But Mr. Brooks has a secret... he is also the notorious Thumbprint Killer and no one has ever suspected it... until now.
DVD Verdict: Academy Award winner Kevin Costner stars as Earl Brooks, a man who has managed to keep his two incompatible worlds from intersecting by controlling his cunning, wicked alter ego Marshall (Academy Award winner William Hurt) whom he blames for his wrongdoings. But now, as Mr. Brooks succumbs to one last murderous urge, an amateur photographer (Dane Cook) witnesses the crime.
Suddenly Brooks finds himself entangled in the dark agenda of an opportunistic bystander, as well as hunted by the unorthodox and tenacious detective Tracy Atwood (Demi Moore). Can Mr. Brooks outsmart his adversaries and conceal his shocking double life from his wife (Marg Helgenberger) and daughter (Danielle Panabaker) or will someone expose his crimes and his identity once and for all in this unpredictable and electrifying new thriller.
Indeed, I have to admit this was one of the best movies / DVDs I saw / reviewed all weekend. It was filled with twists and turns and the best part about the movie was the conversations Mr. Brooks has with his alter-ego Marshall. I thought the movie was well played by Kevin Costner, William Hurt, and Demi Moore, they all did fantastic jobs. I was completely drawn into the dark, twisted but logical world of Mr. Brooks. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Audio Commentary by Kevin Costner, Jim Wilson, and Bruce A. Evans
Deleted Scenes with optional commentary
The Birth of a Serial Killer: A Look at the Writing of Mr. Brooks
On the Set of Mr. BrooksThe Bad Guys of Mr. Brooks
Theatrical Trailer A
Theatrical Trailer B
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