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Brighton Rock Reviews

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January 22, 2018
Brighton Rock is disappointing and difficult to follow. Those who have not read the book will be completely at sea, and those who have will be irritated at the tricks played with a superb story.
January 9, 2018
Based on Graham Greene's 1938 novel of the same name, and directed by John Boulting...this superb picture discloses with penetrating clarity an emotional street life teeming beneath the veneer of amusement park gaiety.
October 3, 2017
Brighton Rock is a splendid bit of picture-making.
February 28, 2011
Brighton Rock is a classic example of filmmaking that remains hugely accessible despite its age...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 26, 2002
Brighton Rock is worth another viewing simply as a reminder that gangster films are meant to be unsettling.
November 20, 2008
This tends to prove that Britain can turn out a gangster picture as brutal as any Hollywood had devised.
January 1, 2000
If you have any kind of feel for noir films, this one is in the don't miss category.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 28, 2009
As brassy, boozy, and blonde entertainer Ida Arnold, [Hermione Baddeley] is a blast of smoky and stale music-hall air.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 23, 2007
Attenborough's Pinky is ... one of the scariest noir villains of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 13, 2009
nuanced and subtle
| Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 16, 2009
A seedy noir, equal parts concealed-camera atmosphere and tense set pieces.
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2002
John Boulting's adaptation of Graham Greene's classic novel stakes its claim as one of the darkest films ever to be made on these shores.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 30, 2006
Director John Boulting brings the fabled Greeneland, that vile landscape ripened on sin and betrayal at the black heart of all his novels, to sensuous life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2013
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.
August 15, 2017
Although the movie depicts Brighton's masses at play in the sun, its true world is that of film noir.
May 24, 2003
Brighton Rock takes the US noir thriller formula and blends it with a striking vision of the British seaside town in the 1930s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 17, 2009
A brutal look at the British underworld -- as seen through the amoral eyes of teenaged thug Pinkie Brown, played brilliantly by the 24 year-old Attenborough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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