• Joachim Andersson

    ★★★ Watched by Joachim Andersson 07 Sep, 2015

    Daniel Barbers revenge thriller starring an old Michael Caine is maybe a bit too laid back, for some reason I was expecting something a bit more action-packed (and I don't really know why) but this is far more similar to Blue ruin than Taken. Michael Caine plays Harry Brown, a former soldier now retired whose wife is dying in cancer as the movie starts and his only friend is murdered by a group of thugs that basically control the rundown…


  • Erix Antoine

    ★★★ Watched by Erix Antoine 04 Sep, 2015

    And so there are two basic elements at play here, I suppose... The first being that this is a Death Wish-type movie starring Michael Caine and then there's the fact the film tries to play that concept off as if this were a prestige picture - a hard hitting thriller with something profound to say about social breakdown in England.

    I don't know to what extent any of this rings true. I've never been to England. So, far as I'm…


  • nicktday

    ★★★½ Rewatched by nicktday 30 Aug, 2015

    Minus the silly effects used for the blood this is a great film with a stand out performance from Caine. The story taps into some relatable fears and although things seem to be largely exaggerated the film is played reasonably believable.


  • Samuel Khiatani

    ★★★½ Watched by Samuel Khiatani 10 Aug, 2015



  • artsworker

    ★★★½ Watched by artsworker 10 Aug, 2015

    A signature Michael Caine role even though it has its incongruous moments. This is how you make a tough guy movie. You give your hero a grounded reason to fight back and you provide an interesting social context. As a first-time director Daniel Barber does well by Caine.


  • Jonathan Sargent

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jonathan Sargent 07 Aug, 2015

    I would watch the shit out of a Harry Brown franchise.


  • Jay-r Trinidad

    ★★★★ Watched by Jay-r Trinidad 17 Jul, 2015

    Film 19/30 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
    My Scavenger Hunt #4 List.
    Item 22. A vigilante film!

    granted the believability of the persona and situation which greatly reminds me of any Clint Eastwood or Charles Bronson film that elevates itself without the arrogance and the machismo and instead a forgiving sleekness of vigilantism. a point where the desire to accept is minimal as we are often pilfered with the younger anti-hero and the elderly are often visualized…


  • loureviews

    ★★★ Watched by loureviews 17 Jul, 2015

    I have a bit of a problem with this film. It seems to glorify violence and vigilantism by saying 'hey, here's an old guy with a gun, and that old guy is Michael Caine, so you know what, this gratuitous violence is OK'.

    Having said this ... Caine is magnificent in a film which I really didn't like, but I could sympathise with his world view and his desire to come over all Charles Bronson and Death Wishy, following the…


  • Andy Summers

    ★★★ Watched by Andy Summers 12 Jul, 2015

    If you squint your eyes a little, that could be Edward Woodward from the eighties television show The Equalizer on that poster. Fortunately it's not, it's that stalwart of the British acting elite, Sir Michael Caine. This tale of revenge and vigilantism on the mean streets of London is at times a bit of a stretch, but with Caine surrounded by some decent supporting actors such as Liam Cunningham, Emily Mortimer, and the underrated Charlie Creed Miles, this violent slice…


  • Kano

    ★★★ Rewatched by Kano 12 Jul, 2015 2

    As a representation of London's council estates and the kids that live on it, Daniel Barber's film is laughably over the top at times. As a representation of how an older generation, at least those who were unable to leave before their neighbourhoods run into disrepair, see the rise of gangs and violence around them, Harry Brown is possibly bang on the money.

    The colour in Harry's world couldn't look bleaker, the air the good and bad breathe together there…


  • Will Tyrrell

    ★★½ Watched by Will Tyrrell 29 Jun, 2015

    I'd had a long day (and quite a few drinks) so I fell asleep about 25 minutes before the end, but I have no desire to finish it off. It wasn't quite the Daily Mail wet dream vigilante-promoting shite I thought it would be after the first 5 or 10 minutes, but I was pretty bored most of the way through.


  • Mania

    ★★½ Watched by Mania 30 Jun, 2015