Reviewed by Roberto Di Donato on
. Review and Trailer of film Brake Not since Die Hard has there been such an action packed, suspenseful thriller where unbelievably 95% of the action takes place in the boot of a car...
Director: Gabe Torres
Starring: Stephen Dorff, Chyler Leigh
Secret Service Agent Jeremy Reins awakens in a confined dark space. Disorientated, he soon realises that he is in the trunk of a moving car with only a CB radio. Terrorists have kidnapped him & are trying to find out the whereabouts of “Roulette” a secret location where the US President is taken in the event of a terrorist attack. Only Jeremy knows the location & the terrorists will stop at nothing to retrieve this information, including releasing a swarm of bees in the trunk & also trying to drown him. And so starts a journey which will have the viewer at the edge of their seats in complete bewilderment, wondering whether Jeremy will ever get out alive.
Not since Die Hard has there been such an action packed, suspenseful thriller where unbelievably 95% of the action takes place in the boot of a car. Masterfully directed the viewer never loses interest in what is doubtlessly the most “claustrophobic” film you will ever experience. Underused actor Stephen Dorff delivers a wonderful performance in what is basically a “one man show” for most of the movie. It’s a massive feat for one actor to keep an audience captivated for 90 minutes but he succeeds overwhelmingly.
Incredibly, this film was only released in 2 cinemas in the USA. With all the rubbish being released nowadays one needs to ask why it wasn’t shown more widely. Straight to DVD worldwide, this is an excellent example of one of those movies where: “just when you think the movie is over... it starts up again”. With not one clever twist, but two, you will sit through the ending credits, eyes wide open & stunned at what you have just witnessed. If you take pride in always picking the twists, then the challenge is on. You might get the first, but guaranteed won’t pick the second twist. JAKE