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Sound and Fury . . .: Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Bronson”

Sound and Fury . . .: Nicolas Winding Refn's "Bronson"

Though Bronson, about England’s most notorious inmate, fights and sweats to furnish some sort of point out of its menagerie of beat downs and stylistic gambles, it ultimately fails. That’s not to say that the effort isn’t occasionally admirable. It’s debatable whether a guy famous for the length of his jail stay (his tenure’s been eccentric and brutally solitary) deserves his own movie, but Bronson is validated by the verve with which the director Refn and star Tom Hardy commit to justifying its existence. It’s just not always pleasurable company. Click here to read the rest of Justin Stewart’s review of Bronson.

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