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Brighton Rock (2010)

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Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie (Sam Riley), a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.

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Rowan Joffe

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Rowan Joffe, Graham Greene (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Riley ... Pinkie
Andrea Riseborough ... Rose
Helen Mirren ... Ida
John Hurt ... Phil Corkery
Phil Davis ... Spicer (as Philip Davis)
Nonso Anozie ... Dallow
Craig Parkinson ... Cubitt
Andy Serkis ... Colleoni
Sean Harris ... Hale
Geoff Bell ... Kite
Steven Robertson ... Crab
Maurice Roëves ... Chief Inspector
Steve Evets ... Mr. Wilson
Francis Magee ... Pavement Photographer
Adrian Schiller ... Registrar
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An adaptation of Graham Greene's classic novel about a small-town hood who marries a waitress who deduced that he killed a rival thug in order to keep her quiet. As his gang begins to doubt his abilities, the man becomes more desperate and violent. Written by Anonymous

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Love. Murder. Revenge.

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Brighton Rock See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,774, 28 August 2011

Gross USA:

$229,653

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,913,599
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2.35 : 1
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Carey Mulligan was cast as Rose, but was replaced by Andrea Riseborough after Mulligan dropped out to do Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010). See more »

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Rose lives in a shabby tower block, run down due to many years of neglect - however, the film is set in 1964 when the building would still have been quite new. See more »

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By the beautiful sea at Brighton
12 January 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A really big step in the career of Richard Attenborough came when he starred in the first film of Graham Greene's novel Brighton Rock. It was so good you'd think no one would try and top it, but in 2010 the story was filmed again and the time of the story updated from post war Great Britain to the swinging sixties and the riots between the Mod and Rocker teens. That is the background for young Sam Riley to try and take a really big step in the rackets.

Which are pretty much the same as they are here although it is rare that guns are used as per the culture. Sam Riley in the lead role that helped give a boost to Richard Attenborough's career is an amoral young man who gets involved in a homicide. A revenge killing really, but a young woman who works in Helen Mirren's store can finger him for the crime.

What to do but woo Andrea Riseborough and marry her so she can't testify against him. But when Riley's crew leans on Mirren's friend John Hurt at his place of business and the guy that Riley killed was Mirren's boyfriend she'll do what it takes to take Riley down.

Some nice shots of Brighton which is like Atlantic City here, a rather run down resort area, or at least Atlantic City was before the casinos arrived. Riley, Riseborough, Mirren, and Hurt do quite well by their roles.

There is a really nice performance by Andy Serkis as a rather flamboyant gay gangster who is head of the other mob. He checks out Riley like a slab of beef on the rack at the butcher shop, but he doesn't let his lust get in the way of squelching a rival.

There's also a little more of the Catholicism of Graham Greene in the plot than there was in the first film. Even as amoral a young man as Riley does get guilt tripped quite a bit for the advantage he takes of Riseborough.

Not a bad film, but not up to what Richard Attenborough starred in.


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