The Bottom Line
- A different kind of high school/teen movie
- Great performances by the entire ensemble cast
- The convulted plot may turn off some viewers
- 8 deleted and extended scenes introduced by Rian Johnson
- 'The Inside Track' - A featurette on the casting process
- Commentary by the director, actors, and more (they alternate so not all are together at once)
- DVD Release Date: August 8, 2006
Guide Review - "Brick" DVD Review
"Brick" unfolds with Brendan (Gordon-Levitt) getting a phone call asking for help from an ex-girlfriend. Enlisting a brainy buddy to be his extra set of eyes and ears, Brendan sets out to discover what's happened to his old flame. His journey takes him into the underground world of drugs and high school thugs, with everyone spouting lines which could have been lifted straight from a classic detective film.
Channeling Bogart, Gordon-Levitt delivers a riveting performance in this stylish yarn. "Brick" may help introduce film noir to a new generation of audiences. If it doesn't, then at least first-timer Johnson should feel satisfied that he's come up with something outside the norm.