Friday, 21 January 2011

Harry Brown: Blu Ray Review

Harry Brown: Blu Ray Review

Harry Brown

Rating: R18
Released by Warner Home Video

Caine is ex serviceman Harry Brown, who lives his life on a council estate and getting by since being recently widowed.

His one real friend in life, fellow pensioner Leonard (David Bradley) drinks with Harry but confides in him one day that he's frightened and being terrorized by the estate's hoody brigade.

When the police show up on his door - in the form of Emily Mortimer's quiet and thoughtful DI Frampton - one day and tell him that Leonard's been found in a local underpass brutally murdered, Brown realizes that the fight against the lawless has come to his door.

So he decides to take his own measures to ensure the clean up of the estate begins.

Touted as the UK's answer to Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino and Charles Bronson's Death Wish, there's certainly plenty of similarities in this one man campaign for violent vengeance.

But it's thanks to Caine's studied and underplayed performance, that it's more shocking when the quiet soulless eyed pensioner Brown finally explodes into a murderous rampage.

Gritty and uncompromising, Harry Brown shows why Caine is still the best at what he does.

Extras: Really, really disappointing here - simply a few deleted scenes and some trailers - almost enough to make me want to go Harry Brown on those behind the disc.

Rating: 7/10 

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