Bronson (Widescreen Edition)
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In 1974, a misguided 19-year-old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself, and so with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams, he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to seven years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. Provocative and stylized, BRONSON follows the metamorphosis of Mickey Peterson, who gave himself the nickname Charles Bronson, from a petty thief into Britain's most dangerous prisoner.
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Interviews with Nicolas Winding Refn (Writer/Director), Tom Hardy (Actor - Charles Bronson), Matt King (Actor - Paul Daniels)
Top Customer Reviews
You can't help but cheer for Charlie Bronson, though you will be glad you are doing it from a safe distance.
Bronson the man has quite a story. "Bronson" the movie is a tour-de-force of bravura and playful acting by Tom Hardy, and deserving of all its accolades. No one I have spoken with who saw this movie failed to be entertained by it.
Buy it, rent it, I don't care. Just watch it. [Big grin]
With all that being said, Tom Hardy is masterful in his portrayal of a clearly disturbed individual. Everything about him is almost unrecognizable. His expressions, movement, and gait are all transformative. What an outstanding performance, especially since there are many segments in which he is essentially doing a one man show in front of an imaginary audience. The closest thing that I can think of in relation to inhabiting a character would be Daniel Day Lewis as Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York (oddly enough, a character with a similar facial look). Hardy's performance is even more impressive in that he carries the entire movie, every scene and all the narration. 5 stars.
The film is bloody, violent, disturbing, and incredibly effective. Tom Hardy is a powerhouse in the role in every sense of the word. He's an imposing figure to start. His powerfully built wrestler's physique makes the improbabilities of his physical altercations believable. He captures the audience's attention in a stranglehold of a performance, playing straight a role that could have easily turned into an insane human cartoon. Instead we watch a credibly complex sociopathic character unfold who is apparently choosy about upon whom he will wreck his carnage (primarily the heavily armed and numerous prison guards). His mirthless laughter at the beginning of the film puts the audience off-kilter, not quite able to regain balance until some time after the end credits roll. You're never quite sure what Hardy's Bronson is going to do next. He's so pitch perfect throughout the film, it's hard to take your eyes off this living disaster.
The film is essentially presented from Bronson's point of view, which lends itself to some strange storytelling considering his sociopathic bent. Some self-narrated fantasy asides are at first quite bizarre as they're occurring with Bronson telling his story on stage in full makeup. There is a heavy dose of ...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Before purchasing this, I had watched it one time before on netflix and it quickly became one of my all time favorite movies!! Read morePublished 6 days ago by Erika A.
What if you see a movie and found out an actor who is so good and so real that you almost want to go and want to kill him on the foot?
TOM HARDY is so perfect. Read more
Great movie, but this dvd I purchased on amazon never played. Waste of money.Published 25 days ago by queenhart
Loved this! Absolutely hilarious! Tom Hardy did an amazing job showing the wacky and eccentric Charles Bronson!Published 29 days ago by Brianna
I like the movie because Tom Hardy is one of my favorite actors, but it was a well put together movie for the story.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Tom Hardy what can I say a hell of an Actor brought this and every other movie he has been to a high level. I recommend.Published 1 month ago by King Kimo