Lisa Schwarzbaum
April 30, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Harry Brown

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
102 minutes
Limited Release Date
04/30/10
performer
Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Charlie Creed-Miles
director
Daniel Barber
distributor
Samuel Goldwyn Films
author
Gary Young
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a C+

Part punk-drab British art-house portrait of underclass despair, part bloody vigilante pic, Harry Brown is shakily held together by industrial-strength sound design and the expertly employed theatrics of Michael Caine in the title role. In the beginning, Brown is a lonely widower shuffling about in his dismal housing project; by the end, he’s an energized gent who fights crime using brutal skills mastered as a soldier in Northern Ireland. Emily Mortimer winces throughout as the most depressed cop in all of England. C+

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