Rent Bronson (2009)

3.3 of 5 from 274 ratings
1h 29min
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Synopsis:
In 1974, a misguided 19 year old decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, armed with a sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams, he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Michael Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years and transformed into Charles Bronson, Britain's most notorious prisoner.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Brock Norman Brock, Nicolas Winding Refn
Studio:
E1 Entertainment
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/07/2009
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Director's Commentary
  • Making Of
  • Tom Hardy - building the body
  • TV Spots
  • Teaser trailer
  • Valhhalla Rising trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/07/2009
Run Time:
89 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Director’s Commentary
  • Making of
  • Audio introduction from Charles Bronson
  • Tom Hardy-building the body
  • TV spots
  • Teaser trailer
  • Valhalla Rising trailer

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Reviews (5) of Bronson

A Life of Waste - Bronson review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
10/09/2009

The majority are aware of the real-life Bronson, a small time crook hell-bent on establishing a fame persona since his depositing into the prison system. I could debate the merits of this film, Bronson is intelligent but gives into his urges for violence and infamy. The futile nature of his existence becomes apparent despite his artistic tastes. This career prisoner while imposing comes across as a sad and lonely individual, prone to fantasies and ego trips. Tom Hardy is terrific, but we don't spend much time outside the company of Bronson. What impact did his lifestyle have on his family or relationships? Overall the film comes across as selfish and self indulgent.

3 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Surprised me - Bronson review by MB

Spoiler Alert
16/11/2017

I generally avoid films with violence in - but rather than feeling gratuitous, this portrait of 'Britain's most violent prisoner' is presented more as a puzzle: 'Why was he so violent? What lies beneath the violence?'

The presentation is more arthouse than, say, The Sweeney (that's the best reference I can come up with, I said I don't watch violent films) - it's quirky and stylish without being pretentious.

Tom Hardy is great - and the whole supporting cast is believable. Left me feeling intrigued and curious to know more about this guy.

Great also to hear New Order on the soundtrack.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Meh! - Bronson review by JR

Spoiler Alert
06/10/2020

Story of an unlikable scumbag! Hardy is good and the film has a quirkiness to it that's kind of interesting but overall I found it quite boring.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.