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Brighton Rock (2010)

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Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.

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... Pinkie
... Rose
... Ida
... Phil Corkery
... Spicer (as Philip Davis)
... Dallow
... Cubitt
... Colleoni
... Hale
... Kite
... Crab
... Chief Inspector
... Mr. Wilson
... Pavement Photographer
... Registrar
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An adaptation of Graham Greene's classic novel about a small-town hood who marries a waitress who deduced that he killed a rival thug in order to keep her quiet. As his gang begins to doubt his abilities, the man becomes more desperate and violent. Written by Anonymous

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prayer | spiv | waitress | gang | brighton | See All (19) »

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Love. Murder. Revenge.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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4 February 2011 (UK)  »

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Anilikos dolofonos  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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£352,815 (United Kingdom), 4 February 2011, Limited Release
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Stars Sam Riley (Pinky) and Sean Harris (Hale). In previous roles, both Riley and Harris have portrayed Joy Division lead singer, Ian Curtis. Sam Riley played Curtis in Control (2007) and Sean Harris did so in 24 Hour Party People (2002). This mirrors Dead Man's Shoes (2004) which starred Paddy Considine and Toby Kebbell, both of whom played Joy Division's manager, Rob Gretton, in "24 Hour Party People" and "Control", respectively. Also, it reunites two stars of Control (2007), Riley and Craig Parkinson, who played Tony Wilson. See more »

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Most of the massed scooters look like they're being ridden by the people who own them in real life, rather than the smartly dressed Mods of that era. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 2 February 2011 (2011) See more »

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427th Review: Gothic Mods
11 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

While Brighton Rock is receiving a certain amount of stick (geddit?) from critics and reviewers who want to solely compare it to the original - I for one was lost in this - it's evocative, dark, broody, and a nice angsty character study of post-war Britain going hell for leather into the 60s.

This is a film about anger and loss, about opportunity and ambition, and crime - and the elements that Graham Greene satirized so brilliantly in his novel are there - the Catholicism post-Evelyn Waugh, the rise of the working-class with money, and above all, desperate lonely early 20s love.

All in all, the production values, the cameos, the central roles are more than competent - this is a very good British film, and it should be allowed 50 years on to stand on its on. There are a number of excellent iconic scenes, from the scooters, to the bosses; and we liked that it's not just about petty crime or gangs, there's a lot going on here - it's nowhere near in any sense a bad film, and deserves a good audience.


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