Brighton Rock (2011)
Average Rating: 5.7/10
Reviews Counted: 89
Fresh: 47 | Rotten: 42
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Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 22
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Screenwriter Rowan Joffe's debut feature Brighton Rock embraces the classic elements of film noir and the British gangster film to tell the story of Pinkie, a desperate youth who is hell bent on clawing his way up through the ranks of organized crime. When a young and very innocent waitress, Rose, stumbles on evidence linking him to a revenge killing, he sets out to seduce her to secure her silence. The film stars up-and-coming British actors Sam Riley and Andrea Riseborough as the young couple.
Aug 26, 2011 Limited
Dec 27, 2011
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Pinkie, Pinkie Brown
Rose, Rose Brown
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As remakes go, this "Brighton Rock" is probably unnecessary, but it's a well- acted, stylishly filmed thriller and a good story well told.
There's a brutish beauty to the mean world of Brighton Rock that feels very '40s even in the '60s.
Joffe commits the novice director's mistake of using every visual trick in the book and a few not yet recorded.
Brighton's "not what she used to be," says one gangster, and that sure is a shame: The 1947 adaptation was so much more, and so much more strange.
Brighton Rock is still compelling, which proves yet again that Greene is such a cinematic storyteller that his books are nearly damageproof.
...a worthless waste of time that wears out its welcome almost immediately.
Doesn't capture the whole of Greeneland, but at least portrays one aspect of it reasonably well.
The film is ripe for Helen Mirren to grab, and she handily makes off with it.
"Brighton Rock" doesn't rise to classic status, but it's an intriguing mood piece.
You'll be fascinated by your visit, but when it's time to leave you'll be more than glad to get out.
Brighton Rock is frustrating in that it allows glimpses into a world that it refuses to fully embrace.
It's a hollow film, concerned more with detail than emotion or character and so it comes off more like a filmmaking exercise than an engaging story, and it never justifies its existence.
Audience Reviews for Brighton Rock
- Rose: Pinkie!
- Pinkie Brown: You're good, and I'm bad. Were made for each other.
- Pinkie Brown: What's your name?
- Rose: [clears throat] Rose.
- Phil Corkery: Your like me, old fashioned. You're the kind of girl I like.
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