Brighton Rock (2011) Synopsis
A teenage sociopath (Sam Riley) seduces a naive waitress who can link him to a murder.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Doesn't rise to classic status, but it's an intriguing mood piece.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While the two leads emerge soulless as melodrama hovers around the edges of the tale, the era is convincingly portrayed and the melancholy...
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70

NPR

By Bob Mondello
You can't accuse the new Brighton Rock of being untrue to the book - it actually reinstates the novel's climax, placing violent events back...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
The film is almost distractingly beautiful to look at, something that accentuates the tension between the film's conflicting quantities,...
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65

Movieline

By S.T. Vanairsdale
Where Joffe purposely departs from "Brighton Rock" deprives his movie of the book's most revelatory element: Faith. Gorgeous, ambitious and...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I know the novel, and as dark as this film is, I believe it hesitates to follow Greene into his dark abyss. It is about helplessness and...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Though he has a true appreciation for detail, Joffe has the scar-faced Pinkie so scurvy that Rose ought to run the minute she sees him.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Richard Attenborough nailed that purity 64 years ago, and Sam Riley nails it now. His Pinkie is a slim, mesmerizing package of immaculate...
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50

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Joffe's biggest mistake isn't visual, it's chronological. What makes Pinkie so terrifying in the novel is that he's just 17.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Rowan Joffe's film of Graham Greene's 1938 novel "Brighton Rock" takes a gothic approach to the story of a young thug obsessed with hell...
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Brighton Rock (2011) review

By hobbes3
flawed but fascinating crime drama/love story...

Brighton Rock (2011) review

By johns-picks
Good film. Albeit dark...

Great historical noir

By Shellekie-bookie
Everything you could want in a historical noir: superb actors, costumes, sets. But also a fine-tuned screenplay and ironic editing that brings an unexpected dark humor to this film....

Brighton Rock (2011) review

By chiriacvalentin
Amazing. Mostly the atmosphere it creates....

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Rated R | For Violence, language and some sexual content