In 1974, a misguided 19 year old decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, armed with a sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams, he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Michael Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years and transformed into Charles Bronson, Britain’s most notorious prisoner.
For this controversial but critically acclaimed film from director Nicolas Winding Refn (the Pusher trilogy), Tom Hardy physically transformed himself for the role and gives a performance described by The Sun as “utterly brilliant”.
Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1970. He moved with his parents at the age of 10 to New York, returning to Copenhagen at 17. After graduating from high school, Refn attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, but found the environment unbearable and was quickly expelled. Back in Denmark he was accepted by the Danish Film School but dropped out one month prior to the start of term. Having caught a short film by Refn on an obscure cable TV, a Danish producer offered him 3.2 million Danish kroner to turn the short into a feature. Thus at the age of 24, Refn found himself writing and directing his remarkable, hyper violent and uncompromising feature film debut: Pusher.
Pusher became a cult phenomenon and won Refn instant international critical acclaim. This spurred him to push the boundaries of his filmmaking further: the result was the close-to-the-edge, highly stylized and intricately gritty Bleeder, which premiered… read more
When I first saw Bronson I was underwhelmed with the lack of structure and confused by its message. Now after watching it two days in a row I find it to be one of the greatest performances and most enigmatic stories I have come across. I love it.
It had its moments and I guess Tom Hardy did a good performance but most of the time I just see an obnoxious, violent sociopath that likes to beat people up for no reason and the film constantly tries to make him look like a deep and complex character when he is not. Its a movie without much character development and with an inconsistent narrative that is trying too hard to be artsy. Boring. Style over substance.
I admit that the photograpy can be really good at times, but the ending was really anticlimatic and I didn´t care at all for any of the characters. The relationships with one another are underdeveloped as hell or almost inexistent. And overall, the "artistic and stylish" value of the movie feels incredibly forced. This was a really pretentious movie and in my opinion one of Refn´s worst films.
Delinquency and violence are obsessions that blind the aggressor to the consequences of his actions when facing the consequences are exactly what will make him recognized and remembered for a long… read review
Apparently based on a true story about Mickey Peterson who went by “Charlier Bronson” hard for me to think that there is someone out there who is THAT fucked up in the head. But I guess there is, the… read review
Biopic du plus célèbre prisonnier d’Angleterre et film présenté comme étant le “Orange mécanique” du 21ème siècle, Bronson a le don d’intriguer.
En réalité, il s’agit d’un biopic un peu faux qui… read review