• Bronson (2009)


Release Date: October 9th, 2009

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

In this drama based on a true story, there's no one tougher or more brutal in the English penal system than prisoner Michael Peterson, aka Charles Bronson (Tom Hardy). First incarcerated after robbing a jewelry store, the married Bronson is sentenced to seven years. But his incorrigible, savage behavior quickly gets him in trouble with guards, fellow inmates and even a dog. The only place where Bronson can't do any harm is in solitary confinement, where he spends most of his time.

Cast: Tom Hardy, Hugh Ross, Juliet Oldfied, Jonathan Phillips, James Lance, Amanda Burton

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Genres: Drama , Biography

Production Co: Perfume Films, Str8jacket Creations, Vertigo Films, Aramid Entertainment Fund, EM Media, 4DH Films

Keywords: 1970s , Temptation , 1990s , England , Transformation , Underdog , Prison , Gritty , Wife , 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Despite the artistic flourishes, this is still an utterly repellent look at a psychopath who does not deserve the attention of the filmmakers or the audience. show more

  • 75
    David HiltbrandPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The tone is surreal, at once visceral and clinical, making Bronson an unsettling experience: savage, disturbing, and yet somehow fascinating. show more

  • 80

    He's neither victim nor hero, but a man who, in every conceivable sense, belongs behind bars. show more

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