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Harry Brown Reviews

Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

November 18, 2011
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Caine, that master of gentle sadness, lets us know Harry immediately as a good man trying to get by -- and trying to understand what seems like madness.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2010
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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After a long run of baroquely plotted crime dramas like Layer Cake and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, it's a little depressing to come across a vigilante drama whose sole twist is its protagonist's advanced age.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

June 10, 2010
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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It's simply the tale of a man who decides to do something and sticks to his guns, so to speak. That the man is played by Michael Caine is what makes it worthwhile.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 27, 2010
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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On one side, it's all compellingly believable; on the other, it's simply incredible. We do our best to straddle the rift but, in the end, the gulf proves too wide, the contrast too great, and a tumbling movie takes us down with it.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

May 21, 2010
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The film ranks right up there with Sleuth, Get Carter and Mona Lisa as being amongst Caineâ(TM)s toughest and best performances.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2010
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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In Gran Torino, Eastwood took on the moral issues that screenwriter Gary Young and first-time director Daniel Barber studiously avoid. It's the difference between riveting and repellent.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2/4

May 14, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Such familiarity can breed contempt among all but the most bloodthirsty, and it would in Harry Brown as well if not for Caine, who somehow breathes life into the most cardboard of characters.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C+

May 14, 2010
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Michael Caine delivers a stunning performance in Harry Brown, a rancid little revenge fantasy that probably doesn't deserve him.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 14, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Caine's impeccable performance gives the film unlikely stature. It's impossible to imagine the movie without him.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2010
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Working itself into a lather of confrontation and conspiratorial hooey, Harry Brown ends in a cross fire of incredulity and cliché.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2010
Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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When it comes to combining vulnerability and menace, nobody does it quite like Caine.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

May 13, 2010
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Harry Brown is a mean and exceedingly well-made little B-picture, but the questions it raises are far too complex to answer with a gunshot.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Harry Brown lets Michael Caine show us his action-hero side one more time in a film that Charles Bronson would have been proud to call his own.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/4

May 12, 2010
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Caine acts dignified throughout, but there's no way to dignify dreck.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: D-

May 7, 2010
A.O. Scott
At the Movies
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Here are these terrible social problems, these kids dealing drugs and disrespecting their elders. What are we going to do about it? Just blow their heads off.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

May 3, 2010
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Caine is magnificent as the title character, combining the sentiment of his more recent screen persona with the steely resolve he exhibited as an action hero in the 60s and 70s.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 30, 2010
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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[Michael Caine] performs his nasty work with verve, not only because he's fired a lot of movie guns, but also because he brings the memory of his great roles to every part.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

April 30, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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It thankfully strips away the veneer of glamour that Guy Ritchie and his imitators have applied to British crime films over the last decade or so.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

April 30, 2010
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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Caine remains a sublimely enjoyable actor to watch. He's so smooth, even when he's playing rough, that he can convince you that you're watching something artistic rather than just a prettily rendered piece of peculiar formula...

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

April 30, 2010
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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While the vicarious excitement of seeing a citizen mete out rough justice can be decried, it can't be denied.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

April 30, 2010
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 30, 2010
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

April 30, 2010
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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It's a strong directing debut for Barber, who uses the poignant power of Harry's experience to take a universal cut at decaying communities and the poverty of soul as well as pocket.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 29, 2010
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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It's unnerving entertainment for those watching, steeped as it is in realistic-looking, senseless violence. But this portrait of the soldier as an old man is deeply moving.

Full Review Source: USA Today

April 29, 2010
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Caine's weary, quietly towering performance as a lonely widower who does battle with local hooligans is a classic case of lipstick on a pig, obscuring the film's roots as simple-minded, reactionary swill of the Death Wish school.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

April 29, 2010
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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[Caine's] vigilante hell-raising might have seemed more thrilling if only it weren't so overly familiar and predictable.

April 29, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Michael Caine makes not a single interpretive misstep in the British thriller Harry Brown. The tragedy is that the performance comes to nothing. Nearly everything else in the film is vile.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 29, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Directed as a debut by Daniel Barber, it places story and character above manufactured "thrills" and works better. We are all so desperately weary of CGI that replaces drama.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 29, 2010
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Part punk-drab British art-house portrait of underclass despair, part bloody vigilante pic, Harry Brown is shakily held together by industrial-strength sound design and the expertly employed theatrics of Michael Caine in the title role.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

April 28, 2010
David Fear
Time Out New York
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We like our secondhand vengeance as sleazy and bloody as the next grindhouse fiend, but even an intentional throwback shouldn't feel content to coast on so much déjà vu.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

April 28, 2010
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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The ugly stuff in this movie is so over the top that sometimes you are forced to stifle a laugh, but the star always comes through.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 28, 2010
Ella Taylor
Village Voice
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Director Daniel Barber's lame handwringing about the root causes of youthful alienation forms a thin veneer over the real purpose of this self-important piece of rubbish -- to hold us hostage to the director's bottomless appetite for spurious depravity.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 27, 2010
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Caine makes a grave, soulful vigilante avenger, and first-time director Daniel Barber gives the film a dank, streaky, genuinely unnerving palette.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

April 26, 2010
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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As narrative - and moral - maths go, this is a cooking of the books that sidesteps any smart commentary on real life.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 13, 2009
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