Sunday, 28 March 2010
Harry Brown was a solid if unimaginative revenge thriller. Old man Caine, an ex-marine, decides enough is enough after the local yobs murder his chess playing buddy so he tools up and starts cleaning out the scum. It's acted well and the script is decent enough but they really needed to bring a fresh angle to the story as the whole thing plays out much as you'd imagine.
Another Brit thriller is The Hide. An oddly enjoyable two hander about a twitcher who finds his peace disturbed by a tattooed thug who wanders in off the moor. Both leads are pretty good and the tension between the two very different characters ebbs and flows before building to a quite unexpected & ridiculous conclusion. Still a strong effort.