Brian Banks

2018

Biography / Drama / Sport

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IMDb Rating 6.4 10 537

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Greg Kinnear as Justin Brooks
Tiffany Dupont as Alissa Bjerkhoel
Aldis Hodge as Brian Banks
Sherri Shepherd as Leomia
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by quietaura 10 / 10

Wow! Eyes Wide Open

Just saw the latest superhero movie tonight. Although it was not advertised as one. I am talking the new movie Brian Banks. Don't get me wrong-I enjoy superhero movies and even attended Comic Con when I used to be able to afford it. Tonight, was a great reminder that we are the true superhero's with comics mimicking how sensational we can be as humans when we rise above injustice. Brian Banks is played outstandingly by actor Aldis Hodge who is amazingly convincing as Banks. Actress Sherri Shepard plays the role as Banks mother, who is everything one could want as a loving and protective mother. Greg Kinnear as the attorney Justin Brooks provides the right touch of truth about our judicial system, while exuding gut-wrenching care to this heartfelt classic hopeful. This movie is as compelling as The Blind Side-another based on true events story. Except you get blind-sided in a different way. As uncomfortable as this movie makes you feel, due to its disgusting unfairness faced by Brian Banks. You can't help but feel sorrow for what must be missing inside someone propelled to tell such sickening lies on the innocent-played perfectly by actress Xosha Roquemore as the accuser Kennisha Rice. This movie made me mad, cry and grateful for the freedom and life that I have. Test yourself, see how feel when you come out. All I can say is Wow, my eyes are now wide open.

Reviewed by zackarayz 10 / 10

Refreshing take on a broken System

Wonderful to see a true story that matches the person it covers. I have heard Brian Banks speak before and Aldis Hodge captures his spirit and intellect in a beautiful way. He was a victim that does not ask to be seen as a victim. He stands up and fights for himself and others in the same position. Welcome back Tom Shadyac!

Reviewed by ferguson-6 6 / 10

him too

Greetings again from the darkness. With the momentum of the #MeToo movement, and the attention being paid to harassment and discrimination in all walks of life, there really is no better time for a film that tells the story of Brian Banks. We are counseled to believe women as they recount their heart-breaking and life-altering stories, and it's Mr. Banks' story that reminds us what should matter in all situations ... truth and justice.

Brian was a 16 year old football star at Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California when Wanetta Gibson (renamed Kennisha Rice in the movie) accused him of rape on school grounds. Banks was expelled from school, lost his athletic scholarship to USC, and poor legal advice led him to a plea bargain that resulted in his serving a 5 year prison sentence and another 5 years on restrictive probation. From day one, Brian Banks never wavered in the proclamation of his innocence.

In his situation, the only way for Brian to get some semblance of his life back was exoneration by the judge; and the only way that could happen would be new evidence or a recant of testimony by the accuser. Justin Brooks (played here by Greg Kinnear), the founder of the California Innocence Project, was touched by Brian's story, but just couldn't find a way to help. Surely the film offers some dramatization of actual events, but Brian Banks and his story are fascinating on many levels ... and it makes for a though-provoking and inspirational 99 minutes.

Banks was a convicted man whose own conviction of his innocence is proof of just how strong the human spirit can be. Director Tom Shadyac (PATCH ADAMS 1998, ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE 1994) had his own life-altering event, and it's partly why this is his first narrative feature in more than a decade. It's likely the "second chance at life" hit home, and the script from Doug Atchison (AKEELA AND THE BEE, 2006) manages to hit the high and low points experienced by Banks and his single mom (played by Sherri Shepherd), who never lost faith.

Aldis Hodge ("City on a Hill") is outstanding as Brian Banks. He perfectly conveys the multitude of feelings of a man so confounded by a life gone wrong - yet so dedicated to staying on the right path despite all obstacles. In addition to the aforementioned Greg Kinnear and Sherri Shepherd, Melanie Liburd shines as Karina - Brian's new romantic interest (who shares her own story of past sexual abuse), and Xosha Roquemore performs admirably and memorably in the thankless role of Kennisha Rice. It should also be noted that Morgan Freeman has a cameo as a prison counselor who makes an impact on Brian.

The film begins with Brian explaining that he never really knew what "freedom" meant until it was taken from him, and then he re-gained it. That's a powerful statement, and it nicely corresponds to another lesson the film provides: "All you can control in life is how you respond to life." The film may be a bit glossy at times, but its message and its central character are inspirational ... and a source for further important discussions.

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