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Brighton Rock Reviews

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October 11, 2011
Doesn't capture the whole of Greeneland, but at least portrays one aspect of it reasonably well.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 7, 2011
Writer-director Rowan Joffe ... maintains an air of gritty conviction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 29, 2011
As remakes go, this "Brighton Rock" is probably unnecessary, but it's a well- acted, stylishly filmed thriller and a good story well told.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2011
The film is ripe for Helen Mirren to grab, and she handily makes off with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 9, 2011
There's a brutish beauty to the mean world of Brighton Rock that feels very '40s even in the '60s.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 9, 2011
"Brighton Rock" doesn't rise to classic status, but it's an intriguing mood piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2011
You'll be fascinated by your visit, but when it's time to leave you'll be more than glad to get out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 1, 2011
Evocative music and stylish visual flourishes from first-time director Rowan Joffe bring heft to a predictable thriller set during a summer of youthful unrest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 27, 2011
Brighton Rock is still compelling, which proves yet again that Greene is such a cinematic storyteller that his books are nearly damageproof.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 26, 2011
Where the first film had a lawyer spouting Shakespeare, this one mostly has visual panache - crosses and crucifixes rather than dialogue about religion.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 26, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 26, 2011
The story still has the same basic seedy flavor, and contains the same dramatic frustrations.
August 26, 2011
All in all, this new Brighton Rock strikes me as a minor but effective exercise in neo-noir style.
August 26, 2011
Sometimes one can admire a film without truly liking it; that's how I feel about the ambitious British remake of Brighton Rock. Graham Greene's 1938 novel, first filmed in the late 1940s, has been cleverly reworked...
Read More | Original Score: 2.1/2
August 26, 2011
Mirren is marvelous, as is Riley. The score, with Martin Phipps clearly channeling Bernard Herrmann, is full of tentative, melancholy melodies and dark, swirling moods.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 26, 2011
A beautiful-looking noir about a British gangster whose trap for a witness messes up his mob life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 25, 2011
Gets to the heart of its tragic underpinnings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 25, 2011
The film is almost distractingly beautiful to look at, something that accentuates the tension between the film's conflicting quantities, i.e., the glories of the physical world, and the corrupted humanity it hosts.
August 25, 2011
Mr. Joffe has turned "Brighton Rock" into a full-scale film noir with the stylistic undertow of a more modern British gangster movie.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 25, 2011
The amended conclusion is awesome, in the way that Greene might have intended the word to be used.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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