• Luke McGowan

    ★★★★½ Added by Luke McGowan

    It doesn't get much darker - or more satisfying - than Harry Brown, a vigilante thriller about an old man who refuses to let scum rule London's streets any longer.

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  • Henrik Schunk

    ★★½ Added by Henrik Schunk

    As much as I enjoy Michael Caine being up to his old tricks again, mI though this film unnecessarily violent and bleak. Of course, a rundown, criminally infested London Borough full of deranged youths might be today's equivalent of Hell's Kitchen in the sixties or San Francisco in the 70s, but it sure lacks the romanticism of these era's, which - granted - is a product of Hollywood itself, but makes for much better and more wholesome entertainment than this…

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  • Mark C

    ★★★ Rewatched by Mark C 19 Jan, 2015 9

    Each time I watch this I came away a little less enamoured.

    Whilst it's a great showcase for my favourite movie star, Michael Caine, in the latter stage of his career ("You've failed to maintain your weapon, son" will go down in history as being as eminently quotable as his lines in Get Carter or The Italian Job) it is also regrettably a tremendous example of cinematic Viagra for Daily Mail readers; depressingly depicting as it does the notion that…

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  • James Rodrigues

    ★★ Rewatched by James Rodrigues 17 Jan, 2015

    Michael Caine is on top form as the lead of a solid cast, but none of them can overcome this muddled picture. Any attempt at social relevance to the modern day problem of hoodie culture is suffocated, due to the overstuffed nature of inserting dull action and gritty, cliché moments.

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  • Chris Gelderd

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Chris Gelderd 15 Jan, 2015 6

    This 2009 British vigilante film is directed by Daniel Barber and stars Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Charlie Creed Miles, David Bradley, Ben Drew and Liam Cunningham.

    Former Royal Marine Harry Brown (Caine) lives in a run-down estate in North London which is ruled by youths who are fuelled by crime including drug dealing, firearm abuse and gang violence. Living in fear, Harry and his old friend Len Attwell (Bradley) avoid many areas of the suburb, with Len suffering most at…

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  • Jonathan Gadd

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jonathan Gadd 13 Jan, 2015

    It's not often that a film can make you empathise with a murderer but this one has. A fantastic performance from Caine, and a very good film

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  • Gergely Borz

    ★★★★½ Added by Gergely Borz

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  • Richard Murphy

    ★★★★ Added by Richard Murphy

    A British version of the brilliant Gran Torino. Its not quite on the same level but it is very close and is extremely good. Not a big fan of Michael Caine but he excells in the lead.

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  • ObscureCinema1

    ★★★½ Watched by ObscureCinema1 30 Dec, 2014

    Much better than you might think. Michael Caine plays it really well and he's not the over-the-top badass I thought he'd be, but he still manages to kick a fair amount of tail. There aren't any monumental twists or shocks, but it's a fun watch.

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  • Tony D'Amico

    ★★★½ Watched by Tony D'Amico 15 Dec, 2014

    Film 57 of "The December Challenge 3"
    103 minutes (4947 total)
    1st time watch

    I love a good vigilante killer movie, especially when the people that the vigilante is killing are complete scumbags. Which is something that I always wonder about. Why is it that films from the UK seem to always have massive amounts of violent crimes being committed by younger people. Maybe it's just the few movies I've seen, but it always seems like people between the ages…

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  • joelhwa

    ★½ Watched by joelhwa 10 Feb, 2010

    3/10: Nothing to shout about. If not for the ending, I would give a lower rating.

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  • ChasingTheDawn

    ★★★ Added by ChasingTheDawn

    Realistic/kinda revenge film. Pretty cool seeing Michael Caine be a badass.

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