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'Death Wish' meets 'Stannah Stairlift',
This review is from: Harry Brown [DVD] (DVD)
Dark, gritty, and in places chilling.
The first half, illustrating the decay of both Harry and his environment is outstanding in every aspect. Michael Caine puts in a fantastic performance, the camerawork and visuals are washed out and grey, and the story environment is built slowly up to its tense peak. The second half, while well acted and shot, is a like a combined 'Stannah stairlift Terminator' info-mercial.
Essentially this is an outstanding thriller which deliberately taps into the dis-affection of most of middle Britain and the right wing press. It is deliberately provocative and in places over the top.... but then that is what it was intended to do.
The 'yob' characters are very accurate and their attitude/knowledge of the system is, unfortunately, alarmingly realistic (I meet these underclass muppets on a regular professional basis)
Great film, if only we could create more like this....