Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (2011)

Screenwriter Rowan Joffe's debut feature Brighton Rock embraces the classic elements of film noir and the British gangster film to tell the story of Pinkie, a desperate youth who is hell bent on clawing his way up through the ranks of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 26, 2011
DVD Release Date: December 27, 2011
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Thomson
The New Republic

Drab in color, with very little of Brighton-they shot in neighboring Eastbourne, apparently because Brighton is too posh now to be its old self.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Brighton Rock" doesn't rise to classic status, but it's an intriguing mood piece.

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Glenn Dunks

Joffe's removal of the story from the classical theatricality of the 1930s to the more contemporary and hip aesthetic of the 1960s just doesn't work in all the ways he may have intended.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

As remakes go, this "Brighton Rock" is probably unnecessary, but it's a well- acted, stylishly filmed thriller and a good story well told.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Joffe commits the novice director's mistake of using every visual trick in the book and a few not yet recorded.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a worthless waste of time that wears out its welcome almost immediately.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

There's a brutish beauty to the mean world of Brighton Rock that feels very '40s even in the '60s.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Evocative music and stylish visual flourishes from first-time director Rowan Joffe bring heft to a predictable thriller set during a summer of youthful unrest.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Doesn't capture the whole of Greeneland, but at least portrays one aspect of it reasonably well.

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xGary Xx
Upon the murder of his gangland boss, a young hoodlum kills the perpetrator in retribution but he must find a way to silence a potential witness in the form of… More
Veronique Kwak
the original novel by graham green was backsetted in 1930s, a decade when the perception of right and wrong, the contrast of good and evil was in the binary… More
Cast: Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Serkis, John Hurt, Helen Mirren, Philip Davis, Nonso Anozie, Sean Harris, Steven Robertson, Maurice RoŽves… More
Brendan Nicholls
terribly drawn out but the setting is very noir
Mark Hobin
Based on a Graham Green novel, Brighton Rock was previously made into a British adaptation back in 1947. But where the novel and original were both set in 1939,… More
Daniel Parsons
Inferior to the 1947 version, Rowan Joffe's <i>Brighton Rock</i> is an interesting film nonetheless and certainly worth a watch. The updating… More