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Brighton Rock Reviews

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Glenn Dunks

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.

Full Review Source: Trespass

September 15, 2013
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

Helen Mirren and John Hurt clearly need to stop saying 'yes' to any old shit that may or may not save the British film industry.

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

November 14, 2010
Nick Deigman
Fan The Fire

Rowan Joffe is an extremely talented artist and one of the jewels in the crown of British cinema at present, but this film is pointless and uninspiring, and far from his best work.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 2/5

December 7, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It is about helplessness and evil, but isn't merciless enough.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 25, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The new film version of Graham Greene's 1938 novel "Brighton Rock" isn't very good, but if you haven't yet seen the 1947 film version of Greene's book, do so! It's the right time to do so.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

August 25, 2011
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

This new version of Graham Green's classic novel - updated to 1964 - feels peculiarly pointless.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 2/5

February 7, 2011
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies

Staggeringly forgettable.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

February 3, 2011

A push-me-pull-you film straining in all sorts of different directions and getting nowhere.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2/5

February 7, 2011
Edward Douglas

[Joffe] isn't nearly as strong a director as he is a writer and he's unable to realize such an intricate story in a way that's even remotely satisfying.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5.5/10

August 26, 2011
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Please read the book instead.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

September 9, 2011
Robbie Collin
News of the World

The awfulness ranges from terrible judgement calls, such as the deranged soundtrack, cardboard sets and hilariously OTT grimness, to more surreal errors, like star Sam Riley using the voice of the dog off That's Life who could bark the word "sausages".

Full Review Source: News of the World | Original Score: 1/5

January 31, 2011
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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As Brighton Rock attempts to zero in on Rose and Pinkie's dangerous relationship, it loses momentum.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 23, 2011
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

Gutting what made Graham Greene's crime-lit classic unique, this pointless re-setting of the noirish fable fails to bring its puerile antihero to compelling life.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 22, 2011
Peter Galvin

Joffe has adapted an ambitious work but his film doesn't capture the depth and longing in Greene's story.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

April 14, 2011
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

The film looks wonderful with moody lighting, haunting cinematography and affecting music score, but the characters are jumbled and confusing in Rowan Joffe's directing debut

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

April 9, 2011
Anthony Morris
The Vine

Another by-the-numbers UK gangster flick that doesn't get enough wrong to hate or enough right to like.

Full Review Source: The Vine | Original Score: 3/5

April 13, 2011
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

A forgettable film noir.

Full Review Source: Washington City Paper

August 26, 2011
Rebecca Murray

Brighton Rock is frustrating in that it allows glimpses into a world that it refuses to fully embrace.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

August 30, 2011
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Screams "student film" with practically every frame.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

August 26, 2011
Geoff Berkshire

Attempt at hard-boiled film noir comes off only half-baked

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 25, 2011
Jordan Riefe
The Wrap
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October 7, 2011
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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September 3, 2011

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