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Mr. Brooks

Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 126 (Dec 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, Dane Cook, William Hurt, Marg Helgenberger, Ruben Santiago-Hudson & Danielle Panabaker

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: 3.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include up-front previews, commentary with Writers Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon, six deleted scenes (including an alternate opening title), the original theatrical trailer, additional trailers, and the following featurettes: The Birth Of A Serial Killer: The Writing Of Mr. Brooks (seven minutes), On The Set With Mr. Brooks (nine minutes); and Murder On Their Minds: Mr. Brooks, Marshall And Mr. Smith (nine minutes).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): M108993
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong bloody violence, some graphic sexual content, nudity, and language
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 120
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/23/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Bruce A. Evans
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A successful businessman, a generous philanthropist, and a fine family man

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD can be hampered by relatively poor black levels, which makes the image look flat and lifeless, but details in the shadows are delivered nicely. Fleshtones can have a slightly sickly, green hue. The picture generally has a harsh look, and pixilation and edge enhancement is noticeable. (Danny Richelieu)

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