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Harry Brown

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Michael Caine, Harry Brown | RETIREE WITH A HANDGUN Michael Caine is mad as hell in Harry Brown

Harry Brown

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
102 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/30/10
performer:
Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Charlie Creed-Miles
director:
Daniel Barber
distributor:
Samuel Goldwyn Films
author:
Gary Young
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a 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. In the beginning, Brown is a lonely widower shuffling about in his dismal housing project; by the end, he’s an energized gent who fights crime using brutal skills mastered as a soldier in Northern Ireland. Emily Mortimer winces throughout as the most depressed cop in all of England. C+

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