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#3132831 - 11/08/10 02:00 AM Harry Brown  
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Has anyone else here seen the movie "Harry Brown" with Michael Caine? It's been out for some time now, but I only got around to seeing it yesterday. Michael Caine is excellent as ever!

The movie itself is very good. Caine, as ex-Royal Marine Harry Brown, lives on a council estate with some serious drug/violence problems. There are some seriously obnoxious chavs in control of the neighbourhood, and there's little the police can do. When his friend is murdered, Harry Brown takes matters into his own hands.

Great movie, highly recommended for any Michael Caine fans.



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#3132943 - 11/08/10 10:40 AM Re: Harry Brown [Re: semmern]  
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It is indeed an excellent film.Well worth another watch now you mentioned it.


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#3132945 - 11/08/10 10:46 AM Re: Harry Brown [Re: semmern]  
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Harry Brown, cracking all round in my opion, good film, amazing soundtrack


#3132951 - 11/08/10 12:03 PM Re: Harry Brown [Re: semmern]  
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My 72 yrs old English neighbour and I have talked about this movie over some beers last weekend.
I watched this film about a month ago simply cause Caine was in it understanding it's a UK version of Gran Torino.
My neighbour said the movie graphically shows one of the biggest reasons why he does not want to return to his homeland for the remainder of his life.

#3132955 - 11/08/10 12:16 PM Re: Harry Brown [Re: Bono]  
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Originally Posted By: Bono
My 72 yrs old English neighbour and I have talked about this movie over some beers last weekend.
I watched this film about a month ago simply cause Caine was in it understanding it's a UK version of Gran Torino.
My neighbour said the movie graphically shows one of the biggest reasons why he does not want to return to his homeland for the remainder of his life.


Just like the hip hop ghettos on videos and boys in the hood is a realistic representation of all of the USA duh

#3132965 - 11/08/10 12:45 PM Re: Harry Brown [Re: Madaboutsims]  
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Originally Posted By: Madaboutsims
Originally Posted By: Bono
My 72 yrs old English neighbour and I have talked about this movie over some beers last weekend.
I watched this film about a month ago simply cause Caine was in it understanding it's a UK version of Gran Torino.
My neighbour said the movie graphically shows one of the biggest reasons why he does not want to return to his homeland for the remainder of his life.


Just like the hip hop ghettos on videos and boys in the hood is a realistic representation of all of the USA duh


Yeah, it obviously is not a problem with some specific countries in Europe or big cities in US alone.

Great acting. My indirect catharsis of watching Michael Caine kicking the butts somehow ended incomplete when the Emily Mortimer's role did not end up dead.

#3132969 - 11/08/10 12:57 PM Re: Harry Brown [Re: semmern]  
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Watched it a couple of months ago and liked it very much.

But then I'm a big fan of anything Michael Caine.


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#3132991 - 11/08/10 01:51 PM Re: Harry Brown [Re: Para_Bellum]  
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Originally Posted By: Para_Bellum

But then I'm a big fan of anything Michael Caine.


Same here (except for Jaws 4 LOL). I'll be adding this film to my Netflix queue. smile

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#3133046 - 11/08/10 03:25 PM Re: Harry Brown [Re: semmern]  
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Good movie. Perhaps some of Caine's best acting really...

Last year I knew three Brits working with me. One was former assistance case manager who had to go into places like in the movie, the second was a former copper in London, and the third seemed to be one of those "chav" types...and I got the impression that some areas of the UK are much like the movie. Not ALL the country, but bits of it.


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#3133052 - 11/08/10 03:36 PM Re: Harry Brown [Re: semmern]  
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Rick: This sort of neighbourhood is the same in the UK, US, Canada or anywhere else......certainly not representative of any of these countries or their cities....go to London, Birmingham, Chicago, New York, Toronto or Vancouver and you will find the best and "the worst" in each

A good movie though


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#3133054 - 11/08/10 03:37 PM Re: Harry Brown [Re: Bono]  
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Originally Posted By: Bono
...My neighbour said the movie graphically shows one of the biggest reasons why he does not want to return to his homeland for the remainder of his life.

It's true, inner city Britain is overrun with gun-toting vigilante pensioners.

Movie looks good, might watch.


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