Summary: Harry Brown is a sick film innit? Michael Caine plays the titular character Harry Brown a disgruntled O.A.P. widower who after hearing the news of his friends death at the hands of local thugs takes matters into his own hands. The back story informs the audience that Harry was in the marines and stationed in Northern Ireland during the troubles. This handles the notion that Harry Brown can be adept w/ a weapon and be able to kill.
Excerpt: An elderly ex-marine takes justice into his own hands when a local gang terrorise and murder his only friend. It's very easy to try and draw a comparison between Harry Brown and Gran Torino, being released as they were at around the same time, both featuring ageing vigilantes and both starring veteran stalwarts of tough guy cinema. But the comparison would only hold water if Gran Torino had been written and directed by Sylvester Stallone instead of Clint Eastwood.
Summary: Awesome movie! It handles the problems of modern times, like drugs, violent in streets and how innocent people suffer from the crimes of bastards. Michael Caine's cold charisma makes this even better.
Summary: Excellent film, with a strong, interesting plot of the film with realistic features of the film. This film has great acting by Michael Caine and is defiantly a stimulating thriller worth watching.
Summary: When I 1st heard Michael Caine was gonna star in Harry Brown as a vigilante I knew I had to see it & Michael Caine was great as Harry Brown but for some reason, I just didnt care to much for the movie.I think Gran Torino was much better
Excerpt: Harry Brown is essentially Death Wish and The Brave One rolled into a much older dude, played by Michael Caine. Some scenes are so brutally real, you forget you are watching a movie and feel as if you are right there waiting to pull the trigger yourself. Caine gives a fine performance as do all the actor's playing the crackheads and bad-asses. Sony's blu features a good PQ presentation with a mixed bag on the AQ side of things.
Summary: Although Michael Caine buts in a fantastic performance the rest of the movie does not live up to this standard. I expected a 'Death Wish' type vigilante movie instead the revenge is very tame and predictable. With a little more imagination and better support casting this could have become a very clever movie but sadly it didn't.
Summary: Disappointing, outlandish and barely credible, this formless film hinges on an unlikely and morally suspect "Broken Britain" theme, where plucky old men have no choice but to fight back against local toughs in the only language they understand - extreme violence with guns. Emily Mortimer never fails to annoy but here she's also poorly cast as a police detective whose sheer helplessness and apathetic limpness is infuriating.