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Film Review: Brake (2012)


A Secret Service Agent is held captive in the trunk of a car and endures high-speed mental and physical torture as terrorists attempt to extract needed information for their sinister plot.


If you are Claustrophobic you will have a hard time watching this movie. Seriously! I had to pause and breath on several occasions. This is an action packed movie where all the action takes place in a small coffin style plastic box in the eerie glow of a timer and time is running out. Brake is a delightfully suspenseful, heart-stopping thriller Directed by Gabe Torres.

Secret Service Agent Jeremy Reins (Stephen Dorff) (Mr. Sexy in the box himself) wakes up alone in a plastic box in total darkness. He at first thinks it is a joke, then he thinks it is pay back for gambling debts. The timer is running and he has no idea what is going to happen to him when it runs out of time. It isn’t long before he finds out that he is locked in the back of a trunk with a tube connecting Jeremy to his captors, through the tube they place things in the box to make Jeremy talk. With no idea of where he is at, disoriented and confused he starts to panic.

His cries for help go unanswered. He hears a voice that leads him to find a CB radio (hence the title Brake) locked up with him. He finds on the other end of the Radio a man named Henry Shaw (JR Bourne) another governmental employee who has found himself in the same predicament. Jeremy thinks quick and uses the radio to talk to a nearby trucker. He is taken on a wild ride that causes him to roll around and thrash about the inside of the box. (poor guy needed a seatbelt)

His estranged wife Molly Reins (Chyler Leigh) becomes apart of the picture when Jeremy’s captives call her from his phone and pipe her voice into the box with the use of speakers. Jeremy is told by his captors that if he wants to see Molly alive again he must give up the whereabouts of “Roulette,” a secret location where the U.S. President is taken in the event of a terrorist attack. He is mentally and physically tortured by who he realizes are ruthless terrorists. Jeremy refuses to give up the secrete he took a sworn oath to protect. The terrorist start to lose their patients with him.

The terrorist run into a situation that enables Agent Jeremy Reins to get a hold of one of their cell phones and he places a frantic call to 911. He is connected to a 911 operator (Kali Rocha) who tries to pin point his location. Jeremy frantically tries to call other agents from his office and is met with a bunch of voice recordings. ( I would have been trying to call my mama) He finally reaches Ben Reynolds (Tom Berenger) who informs Jeremy that he is one of many agents locked in the back of cars and that if there is anything Jeremy can tell him he needs to do so. Jeremy doesn’t budge. He continues to keep his oath and refrains from spilling the beans, (I would have told. I would have sooo spilt the beans.) He is further subjected to dooms-day type news over the car radio where it sounds as if the world is blowing up around him. Jeremy remains strong.

Directed by Gabe Torres Produced by James Walker, Nathan West, Gabe Torres and Written byTimothy Mannion, Brake is a fast moving adventure film that has a cut-to-the-chase straight forwardness that will keep you tuned in. Brake is jam packed with twist and turns. Just when you think you have figured it out, you are wrong. You will be thinking about this one for a while.

On the scare my booty off meter, I give this movie a five out of five. On the gruesome meter I give this movie a four out of five and on the acting level I give it a TEN out of five. (Stephen Dorff acted his cute little tale off inside that little box)

I HIGHLY recommend this movie. It is absolutely breathtaking… OUTSTANDING!

Brake (2012)


  1. Dumbest ending EVER… if EVERYONE is involved in the sinister plot… they wouldn’t even need him, why not make the Presidents wife part of the plot too… LOL.

    As far as the elaborately staged “torture” … Simple water-boarding would have done the same thing.

  2. Thanks for the good ensight on this movie now you really have me want to watch it… Thanks again… :)

  3. I was watching teh Movie yesterday from a computer but i couldn’t finish it becasue it kept on breaking as it’s name is “break” i am going to hire it and watch it clearly because it sounds very interesting. AWESOME! 10/10


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