Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Gabe Torres|
|Produced by||James Walker
|Written by||Timothy Mannion|
|Music by||Brian Tyler|
|Editing by||Sam Restivo|
|Studio||Walking West Entertainment|
|Distributed by||IFC Films|
|Running time||92 minutes|
Brake follows Jeremy Reins, a Secret Service agent kidnapped and held captive within a glass box in the trunk of a car, enduring mental and physical torture as terrorists attempt to extract information. The information needed is the location of the secret bunkers used by the president and vice president during a national emergency.
Jeremy's only contact is Henry, another hostage that is locked in a trunk of a car; both hostages have numbers in the trunk with them that counts down. The terrorists have left old radios in the trunk to allow them to communicate with their hostages as well as allowing Jeremy and Henry to talk to one another. After enduring much emotional and mental stress, Jeremy still refuses to give up the location. After his countdown reaches zero, Jeremy's glass box begins to flood with liquid. After nearly drowning, Jeremy is pulled out by someone, revealed to be Henry.
Henry tells Jeremy that the whole situation was just an exercise to test whether Jeremy would break or not. Everyone he saw or was in contact with is present along with their radios, which they used to play their parts. Jeremy collapses from stress and his wounds and is placed into an ambulance with Molly (his wife who was also on the radio as a hostage). On the way to the hospital Jeremy sees the Washington monument through the window and breaths a sigh of relief. Molly then looks out the window and asks him if this is where the secret bunker was. Jeremy tries to recover and says, "It doesn't matter," but it is too late. She handcuffs Jeremy to his gurney and reveals herself as a terrorist along with Henry and the others. She is then ordered to kill Jeremy, which she starts to do by placing a mask over his face, which is filled with what is likely a lethal gas, and the movie cuts to black.
- Stephen Dorff as Jeremy Reins
- Chyler Leigh as Molly Reins
- JR Bourne as Henry Shaw
- Tom Berenger as Ben Reynolds
- Pruitt Taylor Vince as Driver (voice)
- Sammy Sheik as Marco (voice)
- Kent Shocknek as News Anchor Jack Stern (voice)
Brake got mixed or negative reviews by critics and has a 44% rating on Rottentomatoes and a 5.9/10 rating from IMDB. About.com gave it three and a half stars out of five.  Breitbart gave the film a good review but criticized the ending, stating that it lets the whole film down.  Metacritic gave the film a 38 out of 100 score  The film has been compared to a similar themed film, Buried starring Ryan Reynolds.
- Stephen Holden (March 20, 2012). "Captive in Cramped Box, and Cellphone Is No Use". The New York Times.
- Glenn Whipp (March 23, 2012). "'Brake' writes itself into a box". The Los Angeles Times.