Monday, June 28, 2010

Movie: (Dirty) Harry Brown

We saw Harry Brown last night at the State Theater in Ann Arbor. I am still somewhat in amazement over the very existence of a British vigilante film. The NYT cannot, of course, like the movie very much given its implicit politics, but is willing to permit that there are some fine performances by particular actors, as well as some interesting staging. I actually thought Emily Mortimer was perfect as a stand-in for the well-educated but naive and socially detached elite, which does not suffer very much from crime due to its spatial concentration where they are not.

Recommended, with the caveat that the movie is very raw

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