Trailer Watch: Michael Caine in Harry Brown

Every time Michael Caine stars in a movie, there has to be some blurb saying it’s his finest performance ever.

Every time a revenge thriller comes out, there’s a blurb saying it’s gripping and intense, and blah blah blah.

It also gets very old after a while. So let me just say that despite a been-there, done-that premise (a man is “forced to take the law into his own hands after a gang of local teenagers brutally kills his best friend”), this looks sublimely well-executed; shut up; and get out of the way.

The official synopsis goes like this:

Set in modern day Britain, Harry Brown follows one man’s journey through a chaotic world where teenage violence runs rampant. As a modest, law abiding citizen, Brown lives alone. His only companion is his best friend Leonard. When Leonard is killed, Brown reaches his breaking point. Harry Brown is a powerful, character driven thriller starring two-time Academy Award® winner Michael Caine in a tour-de-force performance.

There’s red band trailer over at the official site. The film, which was directed by Daniel Barber (the Oscar-nominated short film The Tonto Woman), hits theaters April 30, 2010.

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Posted on March 16, 2010 at 14:26 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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