Harry Brown - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Harry Brown Reviews

Page 1 of 7
May 21, 2010
This is tabloid propaganda and an irresponsibly negative stereotype to attach to the youngest and poorest section of society.
May 19, 2010
Harry Brown is cinema for outraged talkback radio callers and tabloid readers as it revels in blatant fear mongering.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 16, 2010
A revenge fantasy that recalls the Charles Bronson Death Wish series and Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino, Daniel ... would be unremarkable if not for the grave, lowered gaze of Michael Caine and the relentless grittiness of its cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
April 27, 2010
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.
April 29, 2010
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 27, 2010
The moment Barber resorts to over-the-top violence as a means to an end, Harry Brown becomes an unintentional farce.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 15, 2010
This despairing drama is ultimately less interested in revenge fantasies than it is in exploring themes of aging and urban crime.
May 7, 2010
Michael Caine's the only reason to bother with director Daniel Barber's middling, grim genre effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 21, 2010
Stylishly filmed in a grimy palette of putrescent green and muddy brown, the movie seems at times almost to revel in the nastiness it depicts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 29, 2010
Harry's world is the apocalypse that far-right-wingers normally need romantics like Cormac McCarthy to dream up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 18, 2010
While Michael Caine delivers a terrific performance, the film's predictable script and poorly developed characters result in an unengaging work
May 2, 2010
Caine's geriatric slasher may have gripes against UK youngsters with bad behavior. But the 'don't trust anyone under thirty' carnage, is really not the role model example that the elders should be setting, by killing 'em all and sorting 'em out later.
November 13, 2009
A morally dubious thriller that is caught between social realism and lurid sensationalism.
April 29, 2010
[Caine's] vigilante hell-raising might have seemed more thrilling if only it weren't so overly familiar and predictable.
April 30, 2010
We've seen too many movies like Harry Brown before and most of them are better.
November 13, 2009
First-time director Daniel Barber delivers a full measure of foul-mouthed brutishness, but his picture is strictly cartoon-level in terms of character and story.
November 13, 2009
As narrative - and moral - maths go, this is a cooking of the books that sidesteps any smart commentary on real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 21, 2010
Ill-informed pessimism is bolstered by childish ideas of revenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 4, 2010
By the end, it's turned from a geriatric Death Wish into a one-dimensional Taxi Driver...
April 28, 2010
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 | Original Score: C+
Page 1 of 7