A man obsessed with fame is arrested for robbery and spends over
thirty years in solitary confinement, where he develops an alter-ego.
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Written by Brock Norman Brock and Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring Tom Hardy, Matt King, Jonny Phillips,
Juliet Oldfield, Kelly Adams
Bronson is a truly bizarre film showcasing the tip top of Tom Hardy's acting brilliance. The story of Michael Peterson aka Charlie Bronson is one of obsession, dastardliness, and balls out rage, all of which is reveled in by Tom Hardy.
Hardy's turn as Bronson was the role that got him noticed by mainstream Hollywood. He delivers arguably the best performance of his career, playing the cockney a**hole Charlie Bronson with ease, chewing up every scene with sarcastic joy. He outshines every other character, so much so that I cannot remember anybody else who was in this film.
The film is good throughout, with elements of comedy and drama. The ending, however, was kind of abrupt and failed to offer any closure on the life of Charlie Bronson. Apart from this, I recommend the film highly if not simply to see Tom Hardy lose his freakin' mind.