81- Harry Brown [3.5]
A gritty critique on contemporary British society about an elderly shut-in who’s spurred to action by a senseless act of violence.
Michael Caine going all vengeance badass? Sign me up! Or so I thought.
Harry Brown opens with a shocking scene of violence and sets up a movie that gradually enters bad camp territory. The film features one of the most distractingly awful scores I’ve ever heard. The 70s film noir-esque theme is incredibly out of place and the poorly executed social commentary offers no insight whatsoever into youth violence. Instead, it is handled in such broad terms that you’d think the writer didn’t even attempt a second draft of Harry Brown.
Perhaps Michael Caine is better suited in films playing a butler of a man doling out vengeance instead of doing it himself.