Brighton Rock (1947)

Brighton Rock



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Movie Info

Pinky, the psychotic, razor-toting gang leader, romances and marries a teenage waitress in order to keep her silent about one of his nefarious crimes.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Terence Rattigan
In Theaters:
Rialto Pictures - Official Site


as Rose Brown

as Fred Hale

as Phil Corkey
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Critic Reviews for Brighton Rock

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

Anyone interested after seeing this film [the 2011 version] should go straight to the 1947 original and the uncanny way in which the steadily decent and amiable Attenborough was so scary.

Full Review… | June 24, 2013
The New Republic
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A seedy noir, equal parts concealed-camera atmosphere and tense set pieces.

Full Review… | June 16, 2009
Village Voice
Top Critic

This tends to prove that Britain can turn out a gangster picture as brutal as any Hollywood had devised.

Full Review… | November 20, 2008
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Full Review… | November 18, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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Brighton Rock is a classic example of filmmaking that remains hugely accessible despite its age...

Full Review… | February 28, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Brighton Rock

Psychopathic gangster Pinkie Brown looks to put an end to suspicion above him, but seems cornered by his actions and his catholic guilt. British noir with arresting and moody visuals and well drawn characters, namely a young and fierce Richard Attenborough.

Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer


An enjoyable film, but the storyline is a little one-dimensional. I have to admit to loathing those weak women portrayed in these type of films, but is obviously a sign of it?s time. Enjoyed the ending.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


A great film but I?ve always had issues with the ending. I always thought we shouldn't have ever heard Pinkie in the voice recording booth but should have found out what he said at the end. Still, that aside, the film is fantastic as are the cast but its Attenborough who steals the show as Pinkie, a villain who's up there with Al Capone, Jaws and Satan!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

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