Harry brown is a film directed by Daniel Barber, released in 2009. The film is set on a urban, grey, concrete jungle of a housing estate in England, which is being run and savaged by a gang of sadistic hooded thugs, lead by Noel Winters (Ben Drew) or as many would know him, Plan B. Harry Brown (Michael Caine) is a retired marine, living alone, he has lost everything that means anything to him, his daughter and his wife, but when his only friend and companion is killed by the gang, it is the final straw, and Harry decides he has seen enough. Harry decides to take the law into his own hands and clean up the estate. The film also stars David Bradley, Iain Glen and Joseph Gilgun who shot to fame playing the character of Woody in "This is England".
Although this film is a dark and violent affair, it also manages to keep you on the edge of or your seat throughout in suspense. However the film still has a realistic and strange feeling of optimism and hope for the underdog. It leaves you wondering where it's going to go and how it will end with 30 to 45 minutes remaining and incorporates clever twists. The music matches the style of film very well and helps build the imagery and atmosphere of the film.
This is a very good film and anybody that likes this kind of British made film and doesn't mind a bit of violence, will be rewarded by not dismissing it as some kind of violent thug film with no plot. This film is a must see.
michael caine is on top form in this oap vigilante story chavs beware the oldies are coming!
Charismatic Caine pulls off some fine moments in this vigilante blood-bath. It's fast, menacing and utterly compelling - one to watch if you liked Gran Torino!
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play Set in modern-day Britain Harry Brown follows one man&39;s (Sir Michael Caine) journey through a chaotic world where drugs are the currency of the day and guns run the streets A modest law-abiding citizen Harry Brown is a retired Marine and a widower who lives alone on a depressed housing estate His only company is his best friend Leonard (David Bradley) When Leonard is murdered by a gang of thugs Harry feels compelled to act and is forced to dispense his own brand of justice As he bids to clean up the run-down estate where he lives his actions bring him into conflict with the police led by investigating officer DCI Frampton (Emily Mortimer) and Sergeant Hickock (Charlie Creed-Miles) Actors Michael Caine Emily Mortimer Liam Cunningham Iain Glen Jack O&39;Connell Charlie Creed-Miles Ben Drew David Bradley Raza Jaffrey Joseph Gilgun Sean Harris Chris Wilson Amy Steel Klariza Clayton & Forbes KB Director Daniel Barber Certificate 18 years and over Year 2009 Screen Widescreen 2351 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (51) Subtitles English for the hearing impaired Duration 1 hour and 39 minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players
Gritty British thriller starring Michael Caine. Harry Brown (Caine) is a widowed ex-serviceman living a quiet, modest life on a London housing estate. When his only friend Leonard (David Bradley) is brutally murdered by a gang of thugs on the estate, Harry becomes intent on avenging his death, and resorts to his own brand of vigilante-style justice in an increasingly lawless neighbourhood that has become overrun with gangs, guns and drugs. However, his attempts to clean up the estate inevitably bring him into conflict with the police, led by investigating officer DCI Frampton (Emily Mortimer) and Sergeant Hickock (Charlie Creed-Miles).