Brief review: TV series director Gabe Torres hasn't made a feature film since his debut movie "December" back in 1991, and now he gives us "Brake" - a low-budget thriller, that sounds quite promising on paper, but ends up being a bit of a mixed bag. Conceptually, the film is way too similar to 2010's "Buried", starring Ryan Reynolds, and for that reason alone, "Brake" does not win any points for originality. That being said, the premise is still intriguing, the script is well-written and the curveball climax of the film is clever and makes up for lots of flaws. The problem with "Brake", however, is its limited, if truly claustrophobic, setting. Since almost the entire movie takes place in a trunk of a van, director Torres can't really impress us with gorgeous scenery or great visuals, therefore he relies on the amazing use of lighting and as much variety of camera angles as possible to make his movie looks slicker. Even though, he achieves that, the setting itself is just too boring and monotonous and that really brings the film down. Stephen Dorff has enough skill and talent to hold our interest throughout, and manages to carry the entire movie on his shoulders, but sadly, he's pretty much the only 'physical' character in the movie, and despite his tense and convincing portrayal as the confused and despaired, yet tough secret service agent, watching just him the whole time becomes way too tiresome at some point.