Bronson [Blu-ray] [2008]

  • SKU: 9746572
  • Release Date: 02/09/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (32 out of 35)

Special Features


  • Charles Bronson monologues
  • Making of Bronson
  • Training Tom Hardy
  • Interviews with: Nicolas Winding Refn (co-writer/director), Tom Hardy (actor), Matt King (actor)
  • Behind the scenes footage
  • Trailer

Synopsis


Bronson
The notorious life of the U.K.'s "most violent prisoner" serves as the subject of Pusher Trilogy director Nicolas Winding Refn's brutal biopic. Born Michael Peterson but later renamed by his fight promoter, Charles Bronson's sole ambition in life was to become famous. Surmising that the fastest means of accomplishing his goal with such limited opportunities was to cultivate a stylized persona as a hardened criminal, the ambitious do-badder embraced a desperate existence of extreme savagery. But who is the real man behind the warped persona? Seeing as how 28 of Bronson's 34 years behind bars were spent in solitary confinement, that's a difficult question to answer. The terror of the legend comes to vivid life, however, as director Refn explores the twisted alternate reality created by Bronson, and highlights precisely how the controversial criminal staged himself within that anarchistic world. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Hardy
    Tom Hardy - Michael Peterson/Charles Bronson
  • Hugh Ross
    Hugh Ross - Uncle Jack
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    Juliet Oldfield - Alison
  • James Lance
    James Lance - Art Teacher
  • Amanda Burton
    Amanda Burton - Michael Peterson's Mother



Customer rating

4.3
92%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BRUTAL ... so not for the squeamish!

    Posted
    BestBuyBuddy
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    I teach CRIMINAL JUSTICE, so this one is a must and recommended for my students. Tom Hardy is amazing -- as usual -- and it's amazing what actors will do with their bodies to prepare for a certain role in a certain film. ... this one "based on a true story."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    negative

    Posted
    tkak
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    This movie was more like a theatrical stage play. There was no subsitive plot. I usually enjoy tom hardy movies, his ability to portray a twofold character with such believabilty is masterful but his character was very disturbing to me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok

    Posted
    Bako818
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    I am a fan of Tom Hardy and movie roles like this he is good at, but it shows why this was a small production movie versus a big screen release, not as good as I thought it would be.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Is There Anything Tom Hardy Can't Do?!

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    Bitto529
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    This was a great watch. It's definitely not for everyone. But, if you're a fan of Tom Hardy, and his deep catalogue of off-beat film and television roles, this just might be up your alley.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tom Hardy plays Charles Bronson perfectly

    Posted
    nhelin
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    This is by far my most favorite movie. There isn't much gore, not too much nudity... Not that I'd mind more if either ;) full frontal nudity on Tom wasn't bad either. Especially if you're looking to see his butt as well. Great movie!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loved it from beginning to end!

    Posted
    Dora82

    I love Tom Hardy's acting so I decided to purchase this movie. I had never seen it before. I'm so glad I did! It was amazing. I would pay $50 for this movie. PS FREE CHARLES BRONSON ;)))

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tom Hardy's Best Work

    Posted
    hughesep
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    Tom Hardy is remarkable in this film. The film is not too long which is what I like these days, too many 3 hour films. This movie is great primarily for one reason, the acting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Handsome Bob Does a Solo

    Posted
    Terry29

    Tom Hardy - Handsome Bob from RockandRolla - gets a chance to show his skills and does so very well. The subject is real intense and Tom makes you feel it.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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