A Review of Bronson (2008)

“You don’t want to be trapped inside with me sunshine.”

Tom Hardy plays Michael Peterson who spends most of his life in jail. He aims to become the most notorious criminal in the UK, under his ‘stage name’, Charles Bronson.

The film is violent, there are lots of fist-fights. Excessive foul language is also used throughout. Tom Hardy provides his best performance of his career in this movie, his huge physique and aggressive nature make for a creepy watch. You feel uncomfortable when he acts ‘normal’ as you wait for him to slip into his insane ways- like waiting for the monster to appear in a horror movie.

Bronson has some darkly funny moments littered through its 90 minute run-time that makes the physiological drama more appealing to watch (potentially a few times). Nicolas Winding Refn directed this movie and later went on to direct Drive- his artistic style is especially noticeable in the EDM ladden soundtrack.

Bronson is a must-watch for fans of the crime genre and boasts Hardy’s greatest performance.

Overall Rating: 7.8/10

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A Review of Bronson (2008)

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