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Based on the iconic Graham Greene novel and set in 1964 s Mods- and Rockers-infused Britain, screenwriter Rowan Joffe s debut feature BRIGHTON ROCK embraces the classic elements of film noir and the British gangster film to tell the story of Pinkie, a desperate youth who is hell bent on clawing his way up through the ranks of organized crime. When a young and very innocent waitress, Rose, stumbles on evidence linking him to a revenge killing, he sets out to seduce her to secure her silence. Starring up-and-coming British actors Sam Riley (Control) and Andrea Riseborough as the young couple, and co-starring veterans Helen Mirren (The Queen, Red) and John Hurt (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, V for Vendetta) as two friends who set out to save Rose from Pinkie s deviant designs, BRIGHTON ROCK is a sexy, stylized re-telling of one of the classic tales of innocence and evil.
Graham Greene's 1938 novel about a sociopathic young British thug and his co-dependent girlfriend receives an uneven treatment in this modernized film adaptation. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Transcendental Thomist
I purchased this movie because I adore Sam Riley. He's an excellent actor.
It is a good story with a surprising ending.
If you are a Sam Riley fan he is really good in this movie (and evil!) you will like it. I also love Sean Harris who has a small, but great part in this. Read morePublished 15 months ago by T. Hellstrom
I was awaiting this film with great anticipation.It does deliver.It is a decent story with the historical background of the times.Published 18 months ago by Byron
Fans of BBC Sherlock might recognize Phil Davis, who has a supporting role in this film -- he's the twisted cab driver murderer in "A Study in Pink. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really liked this one. Too bad it was region B but I have a region free blu ray player so it worked fine but I have to hook it up to the screen and cannot play it on my computer. Read morePublished 21 months ago by John
Brighton Rock ... the book .... and the original film ...... are classics. This is NOT a good film. The acting is bad.Published on July 10, 2013 by Execelsior
This flick is too violent and the characters are not acting normal. I could not give any sympathy to any of these individuals. Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by christine c