Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
Stephen Campbell Moore
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.
In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In England, the retired mariner Harry Brown (Michael Caine) spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath (Liz Daniels) is terminal, and playing chest with his only friend Leonard Attwell (David Bradley) in the Barge bar owned by Sid Rourke (Liam Cunningham). After the death of Kath, Len tells to his grieving friend that the local gang of hoods is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When the pensioner Len is beaten to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton (Emily Mortimer) and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock (Charlie Creed-Miles) tell Harry that the police have not found evidences other than the bayonet to arrest the hoodlums that would claim self-defense in their trial. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to revenge the death of his friend.
"Harry Brown" is a sort of British response to Gran Torino. Both stories are supported by magnificent senior actors living in equivalent environments ruled by gangs of hoods. The greatest difference is in the conclusion, with a pacifist twist in the American movie and extremely violent in the British movie. Michael Caine has an awesome performance in the role of a widower that becomes a vigilante after the murder of his best friend. I am still impressed with the performances of Sean Harris and Joseph Gilgun in the roles of two addicted dealers. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "Harry Brown"
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