Michael Peterson (Tom Hardy) has been in prison for thirty four years. What started as a seven year sentence for robbing a post office escalated into a longer sentence due his love for fighting and taking people hostage. He goes by his alter ego Charles Bronson and becomes some what of a celebrity in the prison system.
This movie is weird as fuck. There's no other way to put. It's one of the most bizarre things I've ever seen. Nicholas Winding Refn is definitely the right director for this project. Everything is so theatrical and the music is wonderful. (This was pre-Drive, but since I saw Drive first, the soundtrack reminded me of that instead of the other way around.)
If you're a Tom Hardy fan, this is definitely a film you need to see. He's so energetic, scary, funny, menacing. I can't praise him enough. Plus the guy runs around naked for a good portion of the film so you have to give him props there.
If you're in the mood for something brutally weird. This one is for you.
Memorable quote: "Magic? You just pissed on a gypsy in the middle of fucking nowhere." - Paul (Matt King)