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½ March 14, 2018
Very slow moving for a revenge film, but not all bad. Just, very slow moving and not that entertaining during the slow parts (this entire movie could've been condensed into 45 min or less). I sometimes think producers and editors think movies are just art, and not a form of entertainment anymore... and Harry Brown is a great example of this. Stop trying to make an epic masterpiece and make an enjoyable film, and you might just get both. Don't know why the critic reviews are so high, unless they've been paid to rate it higher. I also don't think I've seen anything in this movie that I haven't seen before, so again, I don't understand the "fresh" rating on RT.
March 7, 2018
Unpleasant, unnecessary, and just plain depressing.
August 6, 2017
Absolutely fantastic film. Main reason to watch this is a career defining turn from Michael Caine. Its great to see such a seasoned performer still bringing such a powerful performance. He adds little nuances and movements to make you believe every inch of his character.
The story is one that definitley resonates in todays society. This sort of thing is happening everyday...probably right now...as you're reading this. By that I mean the urban viloence and gang culture...not necessarily the vigilante old man.
Good support from the rest of the brit cast too, helping to hammer the point home.
You find yourself behind Harry from the first frame to the last despite his violent actions. Hes just doing what we would all love to do to every scumbag who ever crossed our paths. Everyone should see this film.
½ July 25, 2017
A grimly atmospheric vigilante movie that effortlessly holds your attention from start to finish. It's no classic but it's grim tone, story and arty direction certainly do their job to keep you interested to see where it goes. There are a couple of dodgy CGI effects that would have been better as practical ones and the cops are annoyingly slow on the uptake. However, Michael Caine is always a joy to watch and he's no different here.
May 16, 2017
This is not a critique of British society. This is an excuse to see Michael Caine play an old badass who shoots his way through two dimensional villains who barely resemble actual people.
½ May 9, 2017
Good watchable film first time around although wouldn't be rushing to watch it again!
½ March 13, 2017
Caine is great. You feel for him, and root for him, all the way. Loved it.
½ December 30, 2016
If movies like "Death Wish" and "Gran Torino" had a British baby, it would be called "Harry Brown". It's the only reason I don't give it a higher rating, but the movie is pretty good.
December 6, 2016
Gritty and brutal , but well worth the watch. Classic Micheal Caine.
October 11, 2016
Dark, brutal and unnerving. Its a vert smart thriller in which Michael Caine plays a brilliant role.
September 19, 2016
Truly British drama at it's best. Gritty violence, simple but great concept and acting is spot on from all roles. Loved it.
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August 17, 2016
There's been a few films like this before, Usually set in America and always ends up being just another action movie, This is set in London and is very believable, Michael Cane was brilliant and carries the film, It has some quite gruesome scenes and the film fires on all cylinders from the acting, The whole tone of the movie is done well, It's even emotional at times, It can be hard to imagine anyone Michael Canes age doing something like this but it works well and is different to other films like it, A very unappreciated film that maybe not for everyone but is very gripping from start to finish.
August 8, 2016
The part Michael Caine played was very farfetched. Not convincing at all. When I looked at the picture on the dvd cover of him with a gun and then read the back about him dispensing his own brand of justice I thought before I put it on... Ime not sure how this is going to work. This is no disrespect to Michael Caine as he is a brilliant actor but hes not suited to a part like this. Liam Neeson comes to mind. That aside not the best of films anyway didnt enjoy. Definitely only a 1 time watch.
July 21, 2016
just brilliant acting, script and storyline. An English Gran Torino but better
July 6, 2016
Harry Brown is one of them movies that would take half of the movie to kick in. It is sometimes good to watch a movie like that so it can break into a better dialogue between Harry, who is played by Michael Caine and the police officers that are not bothered with the reports about the estate, until Harry takes matters into his own hands. I would seriously recommend if you are into action and vigilante movies.
½ April 4, 2016
Ok film. Was expecting slightly more from it though, not as much action as I expected. Good cast and good plot.
½ January 21, 2016
Yes, it's a good movie
January 2, 2016
Michael Caine interpreta a un vengador anónimo en "Harry Brown", la historia de un anciano viudo y ex-soldado quien, al perder a su mejor amigo en manos de unos jóvenes pandilleros psicópatas, decide tomar venganza. Ben Drew, el rappero inglés mejor conocido como Plan B, interpreta al líder de la pandilla y el más psicópata de todos. "Harry Brown" es una violenta cinta de clase B elevada a B+ gracias a sus actores.
December 25, 2015
150917: Purchased DVD from Beaumont Dollar Tree.
December 20, 2015
A brilliant performance from Michael Caine in a story that really does play on the fears many more vulnerable people do suffer in dangerous parts of modern London. The vigilante twist makes this quite a crowd pleasing film as well and therefore hard not to enjoy. The film's uncensored and realistic take on just how evil youth gangs can be is very much to it's credit. Such a constantly dark tone however, does fail to give enough contrast from which to view the dark events as they unfold. All in all, a fantastically involving and emotional movie if you can knuckle down for quite a pessimistic two hours.
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