• 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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  • Joel Clark

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Joel Clark 04 Dec, 2014

    I'm beginning to wonder why there are those movies that just keep improving. Why can't all first watches be this good. I've seen this film many times. Since its release i watched it about 3 times on DVD, and twice on Netflix in good ole HD and 5.1 sound. But it never clicked with me until now.

    By all means its very dark, and it always used to leave me feeling down and like i wanted to blow my brains…

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  • Edgar Ellis

    Watched by Edgar Ellis 25 Nov, 2014

    Harry Brown's overwhelmed pensioner strikes back at bastard teenagers narrative fails principally due to its vapid dialogue, aloof cast and Michael Caine's cramped acting range. Watch Gran Torino instead.

    Best served with: sleeping tablets.

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  • H Tran

    ★★½ Watched by H Tran 27 Nov, 2014

    I'm surprised that I was a little bit bored by this film. I never set the bar high for this kind of movies, but even then Harry Brown fails to entertain me.

    I get that exposition is needed to make Harry Brown human and relatable. Ex marine, dead wife, dead child, dead friend... all that standard stuff. But it just feels a little too... standard. There's nothing wrong with following conventions, but the way Harry Brown does it somehow feels…

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  • Logan Jones

    ★★★ Watched by Logan Jones 27 Oct, 2014

    Today, while out with a friend, I saw a DVD of Daniel Barber's debut feature Harry Brown, and on the back of the box it read something like this: "Michael Caine gives the performance of a lifetime as the iconic Harry Brown..."

    There are two problems with this statement. The first being that this isn't Michael Caine's best or most memorable performance, the second being that Harry Brown isn't even iconic. He plays an elderly war veteran living in a…

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  • Barnaby Walter

    ★★★ Rewatched by Barnaby Walter 19 Nov, 2014

    A film I find very difficult to like and impossible not to admire. Troubling though terrifically staged.

    A note on the viewing: HD. 2K. SVoD.

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  • panos75

    ★★★★ Added by panos75

    A quiet pensioner decides to take the law in his own hands when a gang of hoodlums kills his best friend.

    Forget everything about script and direction (which aren't half-bad). This movie is all about Michael Caine who manages to look more than credible as a septuagenarian Charles Bronson clone with emphysema. How many movie stars in the world can pull off something like that? Not very many, I tell you.

    Daniel Barber wisely stays out of Caine's way and…

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  • Feargal

    ★★ Added by Feargal

    TANGERINE?

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  • Moviepsycho

    ★★ Watched by Moviepsycho 23 Oct, 2014

    A mediocre Death Wish clone saved by a deliberately paced, brooding direction that makes it a very watchable pot boiler, if not very original. It feels like the director does try to say something about violence from the lower classes and the contrast between a new and old generation, but the script doesn't allow for any nuance beyond offensive stereotyping.

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  • Ross Birks

    ★★★★ Watched by Ross Birks 16 Oct, 2014

    Michael Caine is one of my favourite actors so I wonder why it's taken me so long to watch Harry Brown. I think it was released here in the UK around the same time as Gran Torino and this one just got put to the back of the deck in the shuffle. I'm not a big fan of British "thug" movies either so whether Michael Caine was wiping them out or not, it just didn't peak my interest as much…

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