Brighton Rock (2011)
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Average Rating: 6.4/10
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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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Drab in color, with very little of Brighton-they shot in neighboring Eastbourne, apparently because Brighton is too posh now to be its old self.
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.
"Brighton Rock" doesn't rise to classic status, but it's an intriguing mood piece.
Joffe commits the novice director's mistake of using every visual trick in the book and a few not yet recorded.
Joffe's removal of the story from the classical theatricality of the 1930s to the more contemporary and hip aesthetic of the 1960s just doesn't work in all the ways he may have intended.
...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.
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.
An incredibly dramatic motion picture, positively loony at times. There are a few moments so heated, it feels as though the film itself is pointing a loaded gun to its temple, threatening to shoot.
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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