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Brilliant, exciting and Michael Caine just plays his part so well.
I don't know why this movie isn't an award winner, I found it totally absorbing, disturbing, horrifying even ... Michael Caine at his absolute best. So sad and unfair to think that people actually have to live like this.
A gritty and bleak movie about an lonely old man living on a housing estate dominated by violent crackhead gangs. Michael Caine is brilliant as usual. The sense of realism created by clever directing... Read more and dark monochromatic scenes creates a story that is totally creepy, and lacks the sensationalism that might have been present had it been American produced. Includes the best ever portrayal of a heroine addict that I think I've ever seen.
Excellent. Tight, concise direction, conveying the violence and underworld of drugs with its consequences. Caine is superb as Harry. Story simple but brilliant. Totally unsentimental and brutally straightforward. Get this one!
Have to agree with the expert review - not as good as expected. Well acted and gritty but really slow to get started and doesn't really get much more pace throughout.
Great movie - excellent acting supported by gritty atmosphere and location. Absorbing and shocking right to the end.
Slow to start but got a lot better. Worth getting. MD was great in this movie.
A dark and violent movie. Caine played his part expertly. Didn't rate it higher just because of the disturbingly violent nature of the movie.
Ah... it is so good to watch a movie where the baddies get their come-uppences! So smug and yet done-in by an old 'past his use by date' pensioner. It was quite slow throughout but it was a suspenseful... Read more slowness and Michael Caine performed his role brilliantly. Glad we watched it.
Noir. Lots and lots of noir. Not a cheerful film to watch on a rainy day, but good. Michael Caine was excellent as the pensioner who has lost everything - his wife, his child, and finally his only friend... Read more, another old bloke he plays chess with, is killed by the local out-of-control drug dealers and their hangers-on. But Harry Brown had been a marine, with a chest full of medals, as the intelligent female police officer noted. She was the only one who thought he was capable of - well, what he did.
It is very gritty, very well filmed. It looks as if someone has sprayed the world with, well, effluent. Horrible UK council estate. People down to the bone, and re-acting badly. Well worth watching.