Indie Gems: Bronson

Heeeeeeeere's Charlie

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. 

Grade: B

Memorable quote: "Magic? You just pissed on a gypsy in the middle of fucking nowhere." - Paul (Matt King) 

14 comments:

  1. So glad you liked it. Great movie. For me, this is Hardy's finest performance. He is amazing, here.

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    1. I think it is too. He usually does good work, but this is great.

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  2. Hardy is the f--king man in this one. I found the whole thing oddly hypnotic, as I simply couldn't look away.

    Though, I might like greased up dong a bit, so that might explain things.

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    1. Lol It's bad how intriguing I found his hostage scenarios.

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  3. He's a crazy man, and I'm riding the train along with him!

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  4. I saw Bronson just for Tom Hardy and I was haunted by it for a very long time. It's pretty wacky but worth it. Nice review!

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    1. It's certainly one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen. Refn makes a bit more sense to me now. I thought his films would be more like Drive since that was the first one of his I saw but clearly that was an exception.

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  5. I have yet to watch this, sounds like a great film. Great review!

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  6. I fear watching this because it seems really bizarre. Also Tom is clearly a grower not a shower so he runs naked argument is not enough for me to sit through the oddness Refn unleashes :)

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    1. Lol, yes, grower not shower is a good way to describe that. Not everyone can be Ewan McGregor. Still, it's worth the watch because Hardy is so good. The weirdness makes sense.

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  7. Yeah, Hardy is a beast in this film. Definitely worth a look for his performance alone.

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