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Harry Brown

Overview


Genre :

Thriller

Release Date :

April 30, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Daniel Barber

Starring :

Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Iain Glen, Jack O'Connell, Liam Cunningham, Amy Steel

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 4

“..this portrait of the soldier as an old man is deeply moving..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 5

“..There is a far better contemporary UK Western than this, with antagonists that have a shred of humanity and without awkward social commentary: Shane Meadows's Dead Man Shoes..”
by Simon Reynolds [Digital Spy]
“..The hard stuff..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
3 of 5

“..Revenge thriller that's a guilty pleasure..”
by Chris Tookey [Daily Mail]
Review rate : C+

“..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..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 5

“..Harry Brown is one of the most gorgeous-looking British films of the decade..”
by Kevin Maher [Times Online]
3 of 5

“..Harry Brown is at its best at its midway point, the Loach/Love cusp..”
by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian]
4 of 5

“..for all the gruesome death scattered around, the movie really has social ills in its sights..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]
4 of 5

“..Essential stuff, even by the big man's considerable standards..”
by Mark Dinning [Empire Magazine]
1.5 of 5

“..Either track would have roused at least a little fascination, but the lugubrious Harry Brown assures the audience that any intellectual stimulation can be dwarfed by the image of a teenager having his head blown off..”
by Chris Cabin [Filmcritic.com]
2 of 5

“..Daniel Barber's luridly brutal debut goes quickly way over the top..”
by Tim Robey [Daily Telegraph]
1 of 4

“..a film that's about as intellectually and emotionally hardy as a pile of barbecued dog turds..”
by Simon Abrams [Slant Magazine]
Reviewed by Ella Taylor [Village Voice]

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