Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Review: Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock
Dir. Rowan Joffe
Year: 2011
Aus Rating: M
Running Time: 110mins

Audiences may not be aware of Graham Greene’s 1938 novel thriller Brighton Rock, or its original 1947 adaptation starring Richard Attenborough. Even those who berate filmmakers for constantly returning to the same old wells of inspiration with remake after reboot after sequel can’t fault director and screenwriter Rowan Joffe for making another version; 64 years is a long time! What can be faulted, however, is Joffe’s handling of the material, which certainly doesn’t live up to the precedent set by the Boulting Brothers’ 1947 version.

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For those interested... Brighton Rock (1947), B+ > Brighton Rock (2011), C-

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