Based on 253 votes and 53 reviews
a very real hard hitting film about inner city london. caine was great
expected a bit more from this movie. Cane is good, but I think the acting by all the young kids was so bad, I found it a bit distracting.
I expected a lot more - a tad boring and predictable.
I expected a lot more from this movie. I found it predictable and boring.
Despite the strong performance of Sir Caine, I felt the movie was a bit flat and lacked any inspiration. Also, I felt the other performances in the movie lacked any clear direction.
Michael Caine's performance manages to save a needlessly violent script and some drastic overacting by wannabe heroin addicts.
Very well acted. This movie is a hidden secret of the summer.
Michael Caine kicks major ass!
Excellent movie with Micheal Caine as an avenging senior citizen. Violence is brutal but enhances story.
Another great Michael Caine movie! How does he do it? Who's his agent? Mr. Caine selects some of the best, most amazing films and continuously gives flawless performances. As a revenge flick, "Harry Brown" ranks up there with "Death Wish" and "Gran Torino" as far as quality and entertainment values go. Well done Mr. Caine, thank you! Again!
Harry Brown is a more meditative take on garden variety exploitation, but its attraction lies in the same guilty pleasure centers of the brain that exult in a kind of movie violence that is the very opposite of senseless
If Michael Caine doesn't win the best actor Oscar for his performance in Harry Brown, I will never watch the Oscars again. Brilliant performances by absolutely every actor - even the teeny bit roles. Very gritty and very violent - this film is not for everyone. Michael Caine blazes through this film as a very believable, very sympathetic, aging pensioner dealing with a housing estate gone wild. Incredible and believable suspense story about friendship, love, illness, modern life on a UK housing estate.
Another great Michael Caine movie. Daring, violent, surprising, awesome! Revenge flicks don't get any better than this and with a supporting cast, smart script and confident directing, this makes for great entertainment.
Seemingly a rehash of nearly every revenge movie ever made, but in reality this film is brilliant! Boosted by the appearance of Michael Caine, this film gets into the heart of the UK underworld and shows it like it is. Another excellent portrayal by Mr. Caine.
It was pretty good actually, much better than I thought it would be. Michael Caine does a great acting job in this movie. I think it's probably one of his best.
Michael Caine is such an artist. Is there anything this man can not do? I love the intensity and the drama of this movie. Have already ordered it on Amazon.com
A very moving film. I love Michael Cine and he does not disappoint. You feel for his character and root for him at times. Definately worth a watch!!!
Michael Caine is a legend but even he can't save this British version of a Death Wish movie. Nothing original here but still enjoyable to watch.
Michael Caine is simply on his game in this one, a must see movie.
Michael Caine's best movie in ages. A revenge thriller that really works! Gritty, realistic and all around great. Fans of "Gran Torino" are in for a treat with this tense, entertaining piece of work.
Michael Caine keeps getting older and his movies keep getting better. Another great role well played and entertaining. Revenge flicks don't get any better than this. Suspenseful, explosive, awesome!
always enjoy a good thriller
If you like Michael Caine at all as an actor -you have to see this film. PLUS the storyline will keep you very interested.
Once again Michael Caine proves that he's a consumate actor. I was disturbed at how violent it was and had to look away but maybe the younger crowd is immune to that.
Excellent thriller boosted by Michael Caine's performance. Griity, real and entertaining, both the script and the acting are spot on here. Revenge never looked as good as this!
Well acted, great story. Good old Caine pulls it off with finesse and keeps you riveted to the story throughout.
One really must take action as the police don't always care or get involved
Although the film is somewhat derivative of Death Wish and Gran Torino;Michael Caine is the big draw here. He is as compelling as usual. And the hoodlums and gangsters are as slimy as 3 month old yogurt.
A treat for all Michael Caine fans showing him at the top of his game. Timely and fast paced script keeps this film moving to an undeniably tense and rivetting ending. Supporting cast is brilliant as is the direction.
There is no movie that Michael Caine cannot star in. Another great example of this mans versatility and style. Caine plays both sympathetic and vengeful at the same time. Think "Grand Torino" and then think again.
Caine's impeccable performance gives the film unlikely stature. It's impossible to imagine the movie without him.
Loved Caine, once again
A violent and raw, gritty English film. Dealing with the the low-life teenagers of a London council estate who terrorize the residents there with their thuggish behaviour. An ex-military man takes revenge on the thugs, drug dealers who killed his old friend. The scenes are very extreme and very realistic. The violence might be slightly over exaggerated towards the end. However this is a very well made film, with Michael Caine giving a great performance that will have you rooting for him all the way
I wish Michael Caine had made this movie about 15 years ago. His age feels a little too advanced to make this believable. But beyond that, this is a very good, very gripping piece of work.
Not bad; not bad; but a little stale.
Revenge move that works thanks to a strong cast and interesting story line. Michael Caine is the perfect hero in this less than savoury story about greed, respect and revenge. Won't get the credit it deserves, but well worth checking out!
Amazing performance from Caine, it's a more grounded Death Wish.
60's style british gangsta thriller
Caine is a very good actor, who always seems to be able to find work. I wonder why that is?
Gritty, touching and surprisingly funny at times. The violance has consequences which most movies don't show these days.
Decent revenge movie, kind of Caine's answer to Gran Torino. Unlikely plot made good with respectable actting and decent action. Not Caine's best, but far from his worst too.
Middle of the road thriller could have been better, but Michael Caine almost single-handedly saves this film from the scrap heap. Violence is redeamed by timeliness of the script, that's all.
Michael Caine like wine improves with aging.
This triller is the perfect Micheal Caine vehicle. Thin story bracketed by fine lead performance makes Harry Brown work despite its flaws.
It was interesting.
Michael Caine was phenomenal but the script didn't give him enough to work with. I was also put off by the muted visual style.
this movie blows
Nice change of pace for Micheal Caine. Not the most original script, (see Grand Torino), but forgivable.
Not the most spectacular or dazzling flick when it comes to action, but it's a really good story of a man who's got nothing to lose in order to save his little part of the world. Liked it a lot. Michael Caine did a great job as an ol' badass.