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Bronson
7.4
/10
5,826 Ratings

BRONSON

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
United Kingdom, 2008
Biography, Crime

Synopsis

Michael Peterson always dreamed of being famous. Sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office with a makeshift army, he ended up spending 34 years, including 30 in solitary confinement. He is now known as Charles Bronson, aka “Britain’s most violent prisoner”.

Synopsis

Michael Peterson always dreamed of being famous. Sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office with a makeshift army, he ended up spending 34 years, including 30 in solitary confinement. He is now known as Charles Bronson, aka “Britain’s most violent prisoner”.

Our take

Nicolas Winding Refn’s bruising, bare-knuckle biopic offers an unflinching look at the life of one of the most notorious criminals in the world. Tom Hardy gives a star-making turn as the psychotic, real-life protagonist in a film so wired on macho adrenaline it is surely destined for cult status.