A film by Nicolas Winding Refn
Cast: Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews
Michael Peterson tells us he was born into a normal middle-class family. He does not blame his childhood or anything else for the way he turned out, and neither does this film.
At an early age, after seeing “Death Wish,” young Michael took the name of Charles Bronson. Bronson became the U.K.’s most famous prisoner and without any doubt, its most violent. With a shaved head and a comic-opera mustache, he likes to strip naked and grease himself before going into action. The grease here that is all over his body is for so the guard can’t grab him. Slippery when greasy sort of speak. His favorite pastime is to take a hostage and charging the guard who are coming to get him with club and other weapons to beat him to a pulp. He has done that many times the thing is why well the film doe not tell us and if Bronson knows he doe not tell us either.
Here is a versatile actor who ha played a lot of gangster but none like this one. Tom Hardy here shine, he is full of rage most to go the tim naked and fighting guard. Even he has a list of demand, he has an animalistic instinct. He is raw at its purest form. When you look at the scene you go this must hurt big time take a look at the end of the film what they do to him. He has been in Prison for 34 years, 30 of them in solitary confinement. He always wanted to be famous but like this?