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Harry Brown

Crime Drama Thriller


 

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.

"Harry Brown" is an exceptionally made film, but the revenge takes too long, drawn out to a point where the comeuppance just doesn't match the build-up. There are great depictions of drug-dealer dwellings and troubled youth, creating a genuine sense of discomfort and distress. Invariably such a setup brings violence, including a curiously riotous ending, but digitised blood spurts just don't have the same impact as traditional cinema wounds. Dark and dangerous but a little too slow.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 20th May 2010
103 mins