BRICK (2005) SBS ONE, 11.10PM, M, CRIME

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

First-time writer-di­rec­tor Rian John­son’s “high school noir” re­de­fines the thriller and pro­vides a true cin­e­matic rush from first frame to last. The tan­ta­lis­ing plot cen­tres on lone­some stu­dent Bren­dan (Joseph Gor­don-Le­vitt), who is spurred into ac­tion af­ter re­ceiv­ing a cryp­tic phone call from his miss­ing ex-girl­friend (Em­i­lie de Ravin). Given some puz­zling clues, Bren­dan dives head­first into the seedy nether­world lurk­ing in both his school and town­ship. Gor­don-Le­vitt’s smart, fear­less per­for­mance gives this story real heart and the stac­cato dia­logue cre­ates a unique Clock­workOrange- style “slan­guage”. ★★★✩

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