Harry Brown

Vigilante justice in ghetto London
Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer and David Bradley
Directed by Daniel Barber

An octogenarian will rise... slowly. That could have been the tagline for “Harry Brown,” a movie that features Michael Caine dispensing justice on a bunch of street-punks in a south U.K. estate. Caine plays the title character, a widower and ex-marine living in a filthy London housing project surrounded by teens selling drugs and committing acts of senseless violence. When Harry’s friend ... more >


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