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Harry Brown [Region 2] (2009)

Michael Caine , David Bradley , Daniel Barber  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Michael Caine, David Bradley, Iain Glen, Liam Cunningham, Emily Mortimer
  • Directors: Daniel Barber
  • Producers: Harry Brown
  • Format: Import, PAL, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 99.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003F1WA7C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #617,974 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Music Video, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Set in modern-day Britain, Harry Brown follows one man'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). ...Harry Brown

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179 of 186 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Caine Goes Where Clint Wouldn't June 16, 2010
Format:DVD
London, The Present: Elderly pensioner Harry Brown lives a largely solitary existence on a sinkhole council housing estate in London where drug dealing and recreational violence are the norm and disaffected hoodie-wearing teenage criminals (or "chavs" as we call them in the UK - a word derived from the acronym of "Council Housed And Violent") treat the ugly concrete canyons as a combination of a playground and the gladiatorial arena. Harry, despite a once prestigious career in the Royal Marines, is an affable, peaceful man who keeps himself to himself; literally going out of his way to avoid confrontation on a daily basis. But when a tragic series of events results in the death of one of his dearest friends, Harry finds himself inexorably drawn onto a collision course with the violent criminal elements that have terrorized the estate.

Harry Brown is not a perfect film, but it is an important one. It's probably the only film that realistically deals with the reality of the plight of the elderly and vulnerable at the hands of what has now become an epidemic of casual violent criminality in the UK. Make no bones about it, the England that you see in this film is far closer to the reality of living in a major British city than the Richard Curtisesque fluff-pieces (such as Love Actually (Widescreen Edition)) that are exported abroad in the hope of drumming up UK tourism.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Caine Shines in Dark & Gritty Revenge Flick April 23, 2010
By Compay
Format:DVD
Harry Brown is more "The Crow" than "Death Wish", as his vigilante behavior is mostly motivated by revenge. Whereas the Bronson film explores a man fed up with criminals in general, Harry's anger is largely focused on those connected to his friend's death. Another similarity is a subplot involving Emily Mortimer (Redbelt) as an investigator who suspects Brown is more than just a bystander to the killings.

The film slowly heats to a boil until its halfway mark, when it begins to explore very gritty and violent situations. From the moment Harry attempts to buy his first gun, the movie pulls you in and never lets go. The film offers a few minor twists, and though the story isn't especially original, a terrific performance by Michael Caine easily carries it the distance.

The cinematography is great, and the soundtrack is very stark and haunting most of the time. My only real complaint is that the use of CGI for certain scenes of violence was unnecessary.

The only reason I'm giving Harry Brown four stars instead of five, is that the concept isn't very original. But it's still a very interesting look at a man who has reached his tipping point, played by an excellent veteran actor. This is a film worth watching for Caine's performance alone.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The living hell of (some) urban lives August 2, 2010
Format:DVD
Harry Brown, played brilliantly by Michael Caine, is a pensioner and ex-marine living on a run down housing estate somewhere in the east end of London, who can't take the shortest route to visit his ailing wife in hospital because it involves passing through an underground walkway frequented by louts in `hoodies' and their girlfriends. His wife no longer recognizes his presence and his one remaining solace is playing chess with long-term friend and near neighbour Len.

One day, in their local - the venue for their chess games - Len reveals to Harry how he is being terrorised by local yobs and how much he lives in fear. Harry advises him to go to the police but Len decides to take matters into his own hands, with a predictable result. From this moment on a series of tragic and horrifying incidents convinces Harry that, if the police appear powerless, `natural' justice demands payment and he sets about making it happen.

This is a brilliantly realized depiction of the hell in which some people are forced to try to live out their lives; particularly, the ill, the lonely and the elderly. The film plays, obviously, on the prejudices of those watchers who have lived under similar circumstances. It makes no excuse for the excess of violence and does not seek to justify the social and economic deprivation that might explain it but it definitely is an accurate reflection of some aspects of urban life on some run down housing estates: it's not a documentary or social commentary, just a good old-fashioned piece of brilliant British film making showcasing the extraordinary abilities of a range of home-grown acting talents (witness the two druggy gun dealers!) including the national treasure that is Michael Caine.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DEATH WISH - British Style August 24, 2010
Format:DVD
HARRY BROWN is a vigilante movie that might best be described as "a British version of DEATH WISH or GRAN TORINO".

Viewers who are turned off by excessive violence and harsh language should avoid this film, but if you're the kind of person who, like me, cheers when a low-life criminal gets his, then this is the movie for you.

Michael Caine stars as Harry Brown, a retired British Marine and widower. He lives in a gang and drug-infested housing project. The police seem to be powerless, even after Brown's only friend, also an elderly gent, is brutally murdered by the gang. Shortly thereafter, one of the thugs tries to rob Harry who, using his long dormant military training, kills the man, and then runs off.

At that point, Harry decides to come out of retirement and, single-handed, kill the gang members and drug suppliers that have destroyed his neighborhood. Despite his advanced age, he does it very well.

Michael Caine, one of the finest (still working) film actors of his generation, is magnificent as Brown, and Emily Mortimer is excellent as an emotionally-torn police detective who suspects that Brown is the vigilante eliminating gang members, yet is sympathetic to his position.

Daniel Barber directs efficiently and Gary Young has delivered a taut screenplay with good dialogue, although he does tend to rely on coincidence a but too much during the last third of this, otherwise, quite entertaining movie.

© Michael B. Druxman
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great acting and nicely shot.
Published 6 days ago by simon thirlaway
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Michael Caine is top notch in this...highly reccommended
Published 10 days ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Bloody good!
Published 17 days ago by Nick Traynor
5.0 out of 5 stars A great revenge flick in which Michael Caine shines.
Michael Caine plays Harry Brown, a british military veteran and pensioner in this gritty revenge film. It has a shocking twist and a heartfelt ending. Read more
Published 17 days ago by anonymous rogue
5.0 out of 5 stars Britain Is Not The Liberals' Gun-Free Paradise
British version of "Death Wish". Like all movies, it stars Michael Caine. His character is a former Royal Marine with combat experience in Northern Ireland. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Patrick D. McWilliams
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this film!
I'm a Michael Caine fan, and I loved this movie! I didn't think it could top the "Quite American" but it comes close.
Published 1 month ago by Angry buyer
3.0 out of 5 stars ... but after it developes story line it moves along better. Some...
Starts out a bit slow but after it developes story line it moves along better.
Some scenes aren't appropriate for kids under 16.
Published 2 months ago by M. Whittaker
5.0 out of 5 stars Death Wish in England
A cross between Dirty Harry and Death Wish in England. Harry Brown is an older man and retired who is tired of he and his friend getting bullied, beaten and robbed by the young... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amanda Felix
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service!
I received this obscure video quickly and in perfect condition! I immediately watched the special features since the digital version on my dvd obviously doesn't have them, then... Read more
Published 4 months ago by david f.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
This movie was good, both my husband and I liked it. Lots of action. Good acting, very similar to gran torino
Published 5 months ago by Geraldine
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