Harry Brown Synopsis
A retired soldier and widower doles out his own brand of justice after punks murder his best friend.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Harry Brown has more to say, about aging, about old-school courtesy in collision with blind stupid violence, and about how sometimes...
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75

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Those of us who love Michael Caine have to recognize that his capacity for coldness is part of what makes him great. And in that respect,...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This movie plays better than perhaps it should. Directed as a debut by Daniel Barber, it places story and character above manufactured...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This portrait of the soldier as an old man is deeply moving.
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70

NPR

A tight, anxious little film that plays like a call to arms for senior citizens, Harry Brown could be "Gran Torino" reimagined as a subdued...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Gritty and compelling up to a point, but cheaply exploitive as well.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Here's a rough-and-tumble British drama that, despite a strong spine, ought to be more like its title character: quiet and deadly -- and...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Part punk-drab British art-house portrait of underclass despair, part bloody vigilante pic, Harry Brown is shakily held together by...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
After a long run of baroquely plotted crime dramas like "Layer Cake'' and "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,'' it's a little depressing...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In "Gran Torino," Eastwood took on the moral issues that screenwriter Gary Young and first-time director Daniel Barber studiously avoid....
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Harry Brown

By ArmoBuyerF
Michael Caine just gets better and better if that's possible after so many great portrayals. The quality of his taut performance, in contrast to the chaos and sometimes disturbing visuals, is reason...

Glad I live in a safe city!

By terichow
As other reviews had prepared me, I was ready for most of the violence. I thought Michael Caine was fabulous. I also thought the actress playing the female investigator did a great job as well. ...

Five Word Review

By ottoheckle
Good but disturbing and morose...

Worth Seeing.

By johnpev
Good cast with a good revenge story make for an enjoyable viewing. Michael Caine has still got it as he goes into a character trying to change a slice of his London Projects building into a place...

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By marydi
Rating 3 stars I enjoyed the movie Harry Brown and thought it was produced beautifully. The acting was also magnificent. The only thing that I did not appreciate was the graphic scenes of...

Worth seeing.

By leafer
Michael Caine is excellent--very dark movie that makes getting old, alone, in Britain look pretty tough....

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By diesellam
This is a British based movie. It talks about how an old man retaliate if you push him against the corner....

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By elyses gift card
enjoyed movie---quite violent at times---thought the whole avenger theme worked well...

Good movie

By yabbadabbamoo
Good directing and use (and lack of use) of sound. Somewhat similar to "Death Wish" with Charles Bronson, however, although the criminals are "hypercriminals" the criminals are not as ridiculous as...

Harry Brown was awesome!

By bitsonews
Michael Caine is always superb. This movie was brutally honest. The scenes with the skeletal drug lord who sells him a gun were hard to watch - very gritty, ugly movie about the insane violence of a...

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Rated R | For sexual content, strong violence, language throughout and drug use