Bronson (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2008) Tom Hardy
A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.
My second Nicolas Winding Refn film (after Drive) has turned out to be Bronson. This is not, as they say, for the faint-hearted. In fact, to whom would I recommend this? A psychiatrist who’s done a lot of therapy and has great ego strength, maybe. Anyone else? Nuh. Tough stuff. It confirmed why I dislike prison films – in spades.
Garry Gillard | New: 14 March, 2017 | Now: 18 July, 2020