• Brighton Rock (2011)

Brighton Rock

Release Date: August 26th, 2011

DVD Release Date: December 27th, 2011

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

A violent teenage hoodlum (Sam Riley) murders a rival gangster's lackey, then seduces a naive waitress (Andrea Riseborough) who can link him to the crime.

Cast: Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Dame Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Philip Davis, Sean Harris, Andy Serkis, Geoff Bell

Director: Rowan Joffe

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Kudos Film and Television, StudioCanal, BBC Films, UK Film Council, Shine Pictures

Keywords: Mystery , Love , 1960s , Tense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 65
    S.T. VanairsdaleMovieline

    Where Joffe purposely departs from "Brighton Rock" deprives his movie of the book's most revelatory element: Faith. Gorgeous, ambitious and daring as it often is, Brighton Rock has no soul. show more

  • 70
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    The film is almost distractingly beautiful to look at, something that accentuates the tension between the film's conflicting quantities, i.e., the glories of the physical world, and the corrupted humanity it hosts. show more

  • 50
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    Rowan Joffe's film of Graham Greene's 1938 novel "Brighton Rock" takes a gothic approach to the story of a young thug obsessed with hell with little of the writer's subtlety and too much reliance on a loud quasi-religious choral score. show more

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