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April 21, 2010 > Movie Review: Harry Brown

Movie Review: Harry Brown

Gritty and almost unbearably intense, this drama is set in modern day Britain. "Harry Brown" follows one man's journey through a chaotic world where teenage violence runs rampant. Brown (Michael Caine) lives in a grim London estate; his quiet life constantly interrupted by a gang of violent teens. As his wife lies dying in a hospital, his best pal, Leonard (David Bradley) is a target of the thugs. When Leonard is killed, Harry reaches his breaking point.

Detectives Frampton and Hicock (Emily Mortimer and Charlie Creed-Miles) look into the murder but appear to accept the situation without resolution. Pushed into a corner, Harry defends himself using long-suppressed military training.

"Harry Brown" is a powerful, character driven thriller as Michael Caine gives a tour-de-force performance opposite Mortimer and Creed-Miles.

Rated: R
Running Time: 102 minutes

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