Brighton Rock details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Pete Postlethwaite, Andy Serkis, Sean Harris, Nonso Anozie, Steven Robertson, Steve Evets|
|Collections:||June - Drama/Thriller, June New Releases|
|Rental release:||20 Jun 2011|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Rowan Joffe updates the world of Brighton Rock, as trouble brews between the Mods and Rockers.
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Skillful Adaptation of Greene's Brighton Rock!By a customer from Beddington , 05 Feb 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]While Graham Greene's novel Brighton Rock took place in the 1930's this movie is adapted to the 60's, which I rather enjoyed and preferred.I was swept away with this film.By far one of the best British films I've seen with some remarkable performances from Riseborough as Rose,Mirren as Ida and Riley as Pinkie.While the plot was excellent, it could have easily become a very mediocre film if the wrong actors were cast for the crucial parts. The themes centre around the Catholicism, love and hate (or good and bad).For me Rose, the very naive waitress that Pinkie (a gangster) gets involved with as she was the last person to have seen Hale(who was found dead and killed by Pinkie) and one of member's of Pinkie's gang.Pinkie gets married to Rose to ensure her silence. The end is unexpectedly tragic in more ways then one.Rose was so devoid of love and affection in her family life (her father sells her to Pinkie for £150) that the first man that pays her attention she falls madly in love with.Sadly this man was a murderer and despised her.Yet despite the fact that he tried to get her to kill herself and left her a record saying what he thought of her, she lived in blissful ignorance of a love that was just completely one sided.
This is a must watch for anyone who loves good movies.You won't be disappointed!
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Where where the gangs?By CDHSpricey (2 reviews) , 21 Apr 2012I liked the way the adapted it so that it was set in the 70's. Pinkie was played very well as he didn't show much facial expressions which made him even more frightening. I found that not much happened in the means of gangs it was manly him and her not talking about nothing interesting which did get boring very quickly. Helen Mirrons character was the only thing that made it vaguely exiting.
IMPRESSIVE!!! And MUST SEE Special Features!By Sony3DGuy (53 reviews) from Barnsley , 20 Apr 2012Brighton Rock is a great film, some great actors with a great script, a good look into the 60s/70s era to... and if you rent the blu-ray edition on the special features menu is a film which was actually filmed in the 60s, a dance film starring mods & rockers.. this made me laugh & cry.. to actually think people use to dance like that :), it just goes to show you how times have changed over the years... this is a MUST SEE on the special features.
OK that's allBy a customer , 18 Apr 2012Was actually expecting this to be about mods in Brighton ~ but it wasn't. Was ok but not a master piece by any stretch of the imagination.
Mmm . . . Did I miss the ending?By peggster (19 reviews) , 11 Apr 2012Not the poignant portrayal of the era and yarn I was expecting, but entertaining nonetheless. Good camera work, nice continuity, with characters the actors should be proud of. Bit dull though, can't really remember what happened at the end.
Very dissapointingBy a customer , 27 Mar 2012A very poor film. The characters were lifeless. I carried on watching it expecting it to some how get better, safe to say it got worse. I just thought it was pointless. I really wouldnt recomend it to anyone especially people expecting it to be about mods and rockers.
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