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Brick Mansions

Rated PG-13 90 minutes 2014

Camille Delamarre—who edited Transporter 3 (2008), Taken 2 (2012), and other high-speed actioners for Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp studios—makes his directorial debut with this similar-minded crime thriller, a remake of District B13 (2004). Besson wrote that movie and this one, transplanting the story from a Parisian banlieue to a Detroit housing project but keeping the story intact: an undercover cop (Paul Walker, in one of his final roles) and an ex-con (David Belle, reprising his character from the original) try to take down a powerful slumlord (rapper RZA). This is shamelessly cartoonish B-movie fare, but at least it has a social conscience.

Film Credits

Director: Camille Delamarre

Producer: Claude Léger, Jonathan Vanger, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Matt Alvarez, Romuald Drault, Ginette Guillard and Henri Deneubourge

Cast: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy, Catalina Denis, Carlo Rota, Robert Maillet and Ayisha Issa


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