this has the potential of being one of the best movies to come out in uk this spring
With twisted burlesque imagery, music by Wagner and Pet Shop Boys, and a stunning performance by Tom Hardy, Nicholas Winding Refn creates an uber-stylized, tour de force portrait of Charlie Bronson, Britain’s most violent prisoner in his new film BRONSON. We spoke with Refn about his notorious subject’s need for attention, Hardy’s full-throttle performance, and the distinctive influence of Kenneth Anger on his remarkable film.
― warmsherry, Monday, 2 February 2009 16:38 (twelve years ago) link
this poor thread
― cutty, Saturday, 14 November 2009 17:04 (eleven years ago) link
this movie was bananas, what a performance
Very much need to see this.
― Azzingo da Bass - Dom's Night (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 14 November 2009 17:10 (eleven years ago) link
by the end you don't give a fuck about charles bronson the prisoner, it's all about tom hardy, the actor.
― cutty, Saturday, 14 November 2009 17:46 (eleven years ago) link
― cutty, Tuesday, 17 November 2009 00:37 (eleven years ago) link
― meisenfek, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 16:27 (eleven years ago) link
Fucking *amazing* film, this: one of the best things I saw all year.
― What do you want? This ain't an egg shop (grimly fiendish), Wednesday, 18 November 2009 16:30 (eleven years ago) link
― cutty, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 16:43 (eleven years ago) link
Yeah, Hardy is phenomenal in this. Good film. The director clearly likes his Kubrick tho.
― DavidM, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 16:49 (eleven years ago) link
Bananas movie. If the intention of the film was to make me think this dude got a raw deal and should be let out it accomplished the exact opposite. Just made me wow what a sociopath instead. Incredible performance by Hardy and while there were shades of PUSHER in this, it wasn't what I expected from Refn at all.
― Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Monday, 15 February 2010 23:37 (eleven years ago) link
quite a movie!
― goole, Saturday, 20 November 2010 05:15 (ten years ago) link
― ^^ new board description!!!1!! (history mayne), Sunday, 29 May 2011 21:58 (nine years ago) link
agreed - soundtrack probably second to Hardy in its roll-call of triumphs
― once a week is ample, Sunday, 29 May 2011 22:11 (nine years ago) link
I wish this was about Bronson Pinchot.
― free inappropriate education (Abbbottt), Sunday, 29 May 2011 23:03 (nine years ago) link
This is tons better than Chopper and I like that film well enough
― broodje kroket (dog latin), Monday, 30 May 2011 03:11 (nine years ago) link
it's a tremendous film, Tom Hardy is a sex god, and no i don't think the intention is to make you think Bronson got a raw deal. but of course he has done.
― now at least you know what old-school doctor who fans are like (Noodle Vague), Monday, 30 May 2011 11:43 (nine years ago) link
there are some amazingly captivating scenes in this. i totally love him at the asylum dance w/ 'it's a sin' playing & then @ his uncles when he first gets out
i notice theres like 1M biographies on this real dude, anyone recommend 1 in particular?
― johnny crunch, Saturday, 4 June 2011 00:02 (nine years ago) link
wow what a flick
final scene w/ him painting the art teacher is great, soundtrack is phenom
― max, Tuesday, 4 October 2011 21:10 (nine years ago) link
― caek, Saturday, 28 July 2012 00:40 (eight years ago) link
half an hour into this on TV and it's incredible but I don't know if I can handle, or need to watch, the rest
― Steppin' RZA (sic), Sunday, 19 July 2020 05:49 (eight months ago) link