Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Stars: Tom Hardy,Kelly Adams & Luing Andrews
Tom Hardy is absolutely impeccable in this fantastic,enthralling and gritty true story of Britain's "Most Violent Prisoner'' Michael Gordon Peterson, or better known by his alter ego Charles Bronson.
I was a huge fan of Director Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive (Who wasn't) The film was just so well made and so beautifully Directed. I had always heard about ''Bronson'' but not until last week did I actually know that Refn actually Directed the film. I finally got around to seeing it, and what an immersing and incredible experience it was. I am now already prepared to call Refn a great filmmaker, Hes job here is phenomenal, he moves this film along at a rapid pace and in only around 90 minutes Refn is able to create an intricate portrait of Bronson's very eventful life.
As good as Refn efforts are behind the camera they would be in vain if he didn't have Tom Hardy in front of it. I'm trying to think of an exact word in which could describe his performance, I think I'm going to have to go with 'complete', yes that may be a lackluster word for such a remarkable effort but I choose it because it is one of the most well rounded and realistic performances I have seen in a long time, Hardy IS Bronson, He becomes him, He is completely immersed in such a unique human being and immortalizes him on film.
Bronson is such an amazing experience, I can not believe it took me so long to finally get around to watching it. Nicolas Winding Refn does an incredible job with the source material while Tom Hardy gives the performance of a lifetime.