SIR MICHAEL CAINE IS HARRY BROWN! Cool Bloody Beans!!!
HARRY BROWN is a smashgenre mix of DEATH WISH, GRAN TORINO, THE EQUALIZER, and a return to the character Caine built the British Gangster Genre on in the first place: GET CARTER! Okay, so Caine is the title character, an ex-marine once belonging to a squad known as the 'Wolverines' (nice touch). Now retired, he spends his time visiting his dying wife in the hospital, hanging out at the pub with his friend Len (David Bradley). The two old soldiers live in a severely blighted housing project known as The Estate where the gangs control the urban warfare down to the last bullet. Of course, it's only a matter of time that Len becomes another victim in the crossfire... And the magic of Caine begins to kick in.
LIONSGATE hypes the new Brit film as "... uncompromisingly bloody, pulpy, and is guaranteed to shock and stun you..." After a screening at the recent Toronto film festival, the crowd reaction was overwhelming: Caine wages the bloodiest comeback onscreen; a Death Wish version of the Equalizer--- only harder!
The rogues gallery in HARRY BROWN is definitely worth seeing, particularly the spectacular bloodbath that is Harry's run-in with Stretch (played to maximum menace by Sean Harris), a local drug dealer who interrupts himself between raving, junkie maxims to smoke crack through a gun barrel! The neophyte director, DANIEL BARBER, describes the scene as "... Pure acid poured into a tinderbox... You know the combustion is coming, you see the smoulder building, but you have no idea how explosive the outcome is going to be, making the payoff SO glorious...!"