Thursday, May 27, 2010

Harry Brown

This movie stars Michael Caine and is billed as being similar to Gran Torino.  Don't believe it!  It is an insult to Gran Torino.  Caine plays a man in a housing estate in England.  Not surprisingly there is a gang in control of the estate and through a series of circumstances he decides to take action.  The movie depicts violence and depravity - none of which, I believe, is unrealistic - but why was I not moved?  I felt no emotional connection to any of the characters, and it's hard to know what the movie is trying to say.  Right at the end there is an unexpected (to me) twist that got me thinking.  Otherwise, wholly uninspiring.  One to avoid.

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