Don’t fret if the recession means you’ve not been to the cinema as often as you’d like because Harry Brown – the best film of the year – doesn’t get released until November 13th so you have plenty of time to save up.
Set in modern-day Britain, the film follows one Harry Brown’s (Sir Michael Caine) journey through a chaotic world where drugs are the currency of the day and gun wielding gangs run the streets.
A modest law-abiding citizen, Brown is a retired Marine and a widower who lives alone on a depressed housing estate. His only company is his best friend Leonard (David Bradley).
When Leonard is murdered by a gang of thugs, Harry feels compelled to act and is forced to dispense his own brand of justice. As he bids to clean up the run-down estate where he lives, his actions bring him into conflict with the police, led by investigating officer DCI Frampton (Emily Mortimer) and Charlie Creed-Miles.
Having been lucky enough to attend at a special preview screening (made even more special by being attended by Caine) we can promise you won’t be disappointed, Caine excels in this urban western and director Daniel Barber ensures every scene delivers the goods.
While we sadly can’t treat you to an advance screening (much as we’d love to) we can at least bring you this great trailer:
Check back nearer the release date for our review, but in the meantime keep November 13th free…