Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock

Crime-drama based on Graham Greene's novel that follows the misadventures of a razor wielding sociopath, the woman who loves him and the woman who wants to bring him to justice.

Updating Greene's text from the 1930s to the 1960s and utilising the mod vs rocker riots as its backdrop, Brighton Rock follows murderer Pinkie (Sam Riley, Control), who courts and then marries the only witness to his crime in order to stop her from testifying against him. As Pinkie covers his tracks, Ida Arnold (Helen Mirren), a friend of the murder victim, begins relentlessly tracking him down...

2010Rating: R16, contains violence, offensive language and content that may disturb111 minsUK
AdaptationCrimeDramaThriller
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Reviews & comments

Mislead

This was a really good movie but felt the description of it was a bit misleading, he's more of a mob member then a socio-path and his wife doesn't witness the murder just them chasing the victim. Apart from that the movie is very good with a nice twist.

3.0

Wait for it to come to tv

It looks alright but so often you get mislead by the Trailers and it turns out to be rubbish I will wait till its on tv then make my decision

3.0

Dark and boring

Got to agree with other reviewers....this is definitely one to miss....quite boring really, and even though it is a short movie it is still at least 20 minutes too long ;)

Dark boring and predictable.

1hr 51mins could have easily cut down to 60mins washout any substantial loss.

1.0

I beg to differ with the reviewer...

Only a few points... Riley is cast extremely well as he conjurs up the adolescent angst that this psychopathic character is meant to effuse in accordance with the novel. Greene describes Pinky as looking young and that is the whole point. He is a YOUNG pscyhopath which is meant to make it all the more disturbing. Also the Catholic edge is quite believable...

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

The film looks wonderful with moody lighting, haunting cinematography and affecting music score, but the characters are jumbled and confusing in Rowan Joffe's directing debut

TVNZ

TVNZ

press

It's always hard to redo a film when another version exists that's deemed a classic.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Enough is done right to make you wish they’d made better decisions and everything looks good in this colour noir… but the central relationship lacks conviction.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Not unenjoyable.

Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Brighton remake succeeds..

3.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Staggeringly forgettable.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Greene fans will raise a sceptical eyebrow, but it's an adaptation brimming with enough ideas to justify this second stick of Rock.

3.0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

The film looks wonderful with moody lighting, haunting cinematography and affecting music score, but the characters are jumbled and confusing in Rowan Joffe's directing debut

TVNZ

TVNZ

press

It's always hard to redo a film when another version exists that's deemed a classic.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Enough is done right to make you wish they’d made better decisions and everything looks good in this colour noir… but the central relationship lacks conviction.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Not unenjoyable.

Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Brighton remake succeeds..

3.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Staggeringly forgettable.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Greene fans will raise a sceptical eyebrow, but it's an adaptation brimming with enough ideas to justify this second stick of Rock.

3.0

Mislead

This was a really good movie but felt the description of it was a bit misleading, he's more of a mob member then a socio-path and his wife doesn't witness the murder just them chasing the victim. Apart from that the movie is very good with a nice twist.

3.0

Wait for it to come to tv

It looks alright but so often you get mislead by the Trailers and it turns out to be rubbish I will wait till its on tv then make my decision

3.0

Dark and boring

Got to agree with other reviewers....this is definitely one to miss....quite boring really, and even though it is a short movie it is still at least 20 minutes too long ;)

Dark boring and predictable.

1hr 51mins could have easily cut down to 60mins washout any substantial loss.

1.0

I beg to differ with the reviewer...

Only a few points... Riley is cast extremely well as he conjurs up the adolescent angst that this psychopathic character is meant to effuse in accordance with the novel. Greene describes Pinky as looking young and that is the whole point. He is a YOUNG pscyhopath which is meant to make it all the more disturbing. Also the Catholic edge is quite...