What happens when you piss off Michael Caine? Not much a majority of the time, but when he does decide to do something, it’s with some style and a shot to the head.
Short nitty-gritty plot description from IMDb is as follows: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend’s murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Here’s a movie that’s been out for awhile (2009) and I finally got around to seeing it on Netflix. Although not exactly what I thought it was going to be (Michael Caine shooting wannabe gangsters 24/7), it turned out to be a slow burn with barely any dialogue. When something does happen though, it’s surprising, graphic and completely satisfying.
Michael Caine puts in a great performance as Harry Brown, a retired military man who decides to clean house on some extremely annoying thugs. Emily Mortimer shows up to play a detective investigating the murders and everyone else is pretty much there to get shot, stabbed and beaten to death.
Conclusion time! Harry Brown‘s slow storytelling might turn some people off, but that slowness is leading up to some tense scenes with a few brutal outcomes. If you can stick with it and forgive it’s turtle pace, you’ll be satisfied you did.