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: 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: 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.
Summary: A great movie with Michael Caine playing a role that one would not immediately expect to see him serving in which only helps to make the movie that much stronger. Wonderfully dark and gritty, something to recommend to anyone who enjoys such movies.
Summary: I don't expect everyone will like this movie and that's fine.because of its hard edged close-to-the-bone presentation. I however enjoyed it. I say enjoy what i mean is it was a very well presented and acted drama that shocks you to the core in the first few minutes as we see a young teenager forced into smoking a bong and then beaten up for what we can assume is his initiation into the gang.
Summary: The film is very reminiscent to myself of Gran Torino (and that can only be a good thing). It's mood and colour palette are both very dark in nature and It's tough and gritty viewing without the sprinkling of fake-dom that Hollywood can does provide from US based films with their soft lens focus to life and their characters.