Before LOOPER… before those Breaking Bad episodes… before STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI… writer/director Rian Johnson made his debut with this deliciously clever nouveau noir — the best probably since 1974’s CHINATOWN. Really.
After receiving a frantic phone call from his ex-girlfriend (LOST’s Emilie de Ravin ), teenage loner Brendan Frye (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) learns that her dead body has been found. This sets Brendan on a dogged journey through the dark underbelly of his high school to uncover the truth about her murder. Yes, BRICK takes the classic hard-boiled film noir story and sets it down in most high stake universe of all: High School.