#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to seven years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. During that time, Michael Petersen, the boy, faded away and ‘Charles Bronson,’ his superstar alter ego, took center stage. Inside the mind of Bronson – a scathing indictment of celebrity culture.
Plot: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
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Director and Leading Man combine in an excellent expression of style.
Tom Hardy and Nicholas Winding Refn are the stars of the show here, taking the story of ‘Britain’s most violent prisoner’ and twisting it into an explosion of style.
Tom Hardy plays Michael Peterson who was initially incarcerated for 7 years after robbing a Post Office but this sentence turned into a 34 year stretch after numerous cases of violence in prison. Of these 34 years 30 were spent in solitary confinement. In his short period outside he assumed the fighting name of Charles Bronson after the Death Wish star. It is his alter ego which dominates the film.
Hardy is magnificent, prowling around people almost growling, a hulking, brooding, unpredictable beast who almost doesn’t care what happens to him, preferring gaol where his is someone to the outside where he is no-one.
Many reviewers have been troubled by the lack of insight into the character of Bronson, however this is unsurprising as the story itself is narrated by Bronson himself, cutting back to a fantasy audience where he parades in varying levels of makeup, the star of his own show.
Refn handles this material with aplomb, filling it with tracks and pans, the occasional slice of slow motion, an interesting and varied colour palate and impeccable taste in music. Kubrick and A Clockwork Orange have been mentioned in almost every review, but there are clear influences of Bertolucci, perhaps mostly The Conformist in its detached style and use of colour.
By the time the film ends we are unsure who to feel sorry for, lost in a world of hard lines and constant violence. A very interesting film that marks out Hardy and Refn as exciting talents in modern cinema.
Unfocused, kind of pretentious quasi-indie examination
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Director Nicolas Winding Refn has a controversial subject matter on his hands here, in the shape of Charles Bronson (Tom Hardy) Britain’s most infamous prisoner who from an armed robbery on a post office when times were hard in the early 70s has been in jail for over thirty years, with quite a significant amount of it in solitary. He is officially Britain’s most violent prisoner, and as everyone found out at the film’s premiere, he’s not proud of it but not ashamed of it either.
‘Celebrity culture’ is everywhere nowadays, from TV shows like the now defunct Big Brother, to magazines such as Heat and OK! But while appearing naked or going on a reality show provides the springboard for most people, here is a profile of a man who all his life has been just as eager for fame as Jordan but who’s gone about getting noticed in a far more subcultural way, a wild, uncontrollable rebel with no boundaries and a psychotic love of spontaneous, savage violence. He provides an interesting variation on getting noticed with no talent, that’s for sure. If nothing else, the film manages to be a curious and relevant statement on the way the fame game works today, what with everything the way it is and people loving fame the way they do.
In the lead role, Hardy does a pretty decent job of portraying Bronson, with his un-nerving stares and sudden, harsh laughs, capturing the essence of a man who can’t accept authority and refuses to conform to society’s version of ‘acceptable.’ It’s brave subject material to bring to the screen, the trouble is director Refn has saturated it all with an art house feel that takes the narrative flow off track, with Charlie branching off into weird trips into his own little world where he regales an empty theatre with his life story, throwing his intensity and humour at them with all he’s got but losing the film’s real audience at the first hurdle. After a while, it’s all got too deep and off track for it’s own good, i.e. playing classical music over Bronson beating up a bunch of guards, and it’s left with a pretentious feel that actually deviates from telling his life story in an interesting way.
It’s decent enough independent film-making that might find a cult audience with some but will just feel like a missed opportunity to a lot of others. **
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min)
Genre Action, Biography, Crime
Director Nicolas Winding Refn
Writer Brock Norman Brock, Nicolas Winding Refn
Actors Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews
Country United Kingdom, Cayman Islands, Denmark, United States
Awards 3 wins & 7 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses, Arriflex 416, Zeiss Ultra 16 and Super Optex Lenses
Film Length 2,525 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 16 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 7218), 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 16 (source format), Super 35 (source format) (visual effects)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (partial blow-up) (Kodak Vision 2383)