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Movie review: Whiff of the familiar about Brick Mansions

Published on Apr 23, 2014 8:51 PM
Brick Mansions stars David Belle (left) and Paul Walker (right) as the former convict-cop duo. -- PHOTO: 2013 EUROPACORP

Review Action thriller


90 minutes/Opens tomorrow/**1/2

The story: In 2018, a lawless enclave in Detroit, Brick Mansions, is ruled by the likes of drug kingpin Tremaine (RZA). When a powerful bomb is stolen by his gang, undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker) has to infiltrate the area placed under martial law. To find the weapon and disarm it, he has to rely on Brick Mansions denizen and ex-convict Lino (David Belle) for help. As the timer on the bomb counts down to zero, Damien begins to question everything he thought he knew. A remake of the French film District 13 (2004).

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