When Jeremy, a secret agent, becomes the prime target of a terrorist group’s torture plans he has to make a decision to either give into their demands or to die. He is the only one that can give the information they need to find the location of the president and with his wife being held captive it’s a difficult decision to make. Will Jeremy be able to get himself out of trouble? Will he be able to survive and find Molly? These are questions that only he can answer and it’s a fight for survival on this journey of hell.
Brake is a film that will thrill the viewers as they are presented with a film that pushes the limits of one man. Stephen Dorff (Jeremy) has to overcome a lot of torture, both emotional and physical, as the terrorists tries to break his spirit and get the information that they want about where the president’s secret bunkers are.
Considering that the 9/11 attacks was such a shock to America, it’s only assumed that better precautions had been taken by the government to make sure that the president would be better prepared in such an event in the future, which makes Brake a very real scenario. That being said, as far as terrorist attacks go, Brake is an original and frankly ingenuous method of going to work in that manner. Breaking a man’s spirit, trying to get him to speak and then making him endure physical pain as well… all from the confinements of a car trunk with a ticking clock and not much of anything else… this film will likely be enjoyable to anyone who wants to go on a thrilling ride that’s filled with suspense and various twists and turns that will keep the viewer guessing.
This is one of those movies that will make a person think for a long time afterwards. The whole of the film is basically filmed from the confinements of this glass box in the trunk, but this small set does not make for a very small movie. Brake is a superb film that will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way, especially when numerous breakpoints are reached and various torture methods are used. Keeping that in mind, do not expect a film that’s filled with blood and gore. Brake is not a horror film, it’s a thriller and although there are some scenes where blood is present, it’s not some horror festival. This is a film that will push the suspense and give you a few chills in a psychological way instead.
Anyone who likes action, drama, thrillers or conspiracy films would enjoy Brake. It’s a must-see and you will likely want to watch it again and again and again. With actor Stephen Dorff giving an exceptional performance and Chyler Leigh showing just why she’s one of Hollywood’s rising stars, even if she has limited screen time, this movie is definitely something to be on the look-out for.