Harry Brown: Blu Ray Review
Released by Warner Home Video
Caine is ex serviceman Harry Brown, who lives his life on a council
estate and getting by since being recently widowed.
His one real friend in life, fellow pensioner Leonard (David Bradley)
drinks with Harry but confides in him one day that he's frightened and being
terrorized by the estate's hoody brigade.
police show up on his door - in the form of Emily Mortimer's quiet and
thoughtful DI Frampton - one day and tell him that Leonard's been found in a
local underpass brutally murdered, Brown realizes that the fight against the
lawless has come to his door.
So he decides to
take his own measures to ensure the clean up of the estate begins.
Touted as the UK's answer to Clint Eastwood's Gran
Torino and Charles Bronson's Death Wish, there's certainly plenty of
similarities in this one man campaign for violent vengeance.
But it's thanks to Caine's studied and underplayed performance, that
it's more shocking when the quiet soulless eyed pensioner Brown finally explodes
into a murderous rampage.
uncompromising, Harry Brown shows why Caine is still the best at what he does.
Extras: Really, really
disappointing here - simply a few deleted scenes and some trailers - almost
enough to make me want to go Harry Brown on those behind the disc.