Bronson is one of those British movies which has been bigged up since day one, even its short lifespan at the cinemas received attention and it was advertised like any Hollywood blockbuster would be when it was released on DVD.
The beginning is brilliant, it has comedy, action and is just generally great to watch. It's a little bit weird with some slightly surreal moments but all of this helps take you into the mind of the mad man.
Around 20minutes it goes down, and we're not talking of a small slump... the movie seems to become stable with some very slow scenes. It begins to pick itself up a little bit and gets good again, and then all of a sudden it hits another pothole.
The middle section drags on, the scenes aren't the most action packed or entertaining, they're like a slowly paced drama but without the drama.
The end picks up again but its not as good as the beginning, although it's a lot better than the entire middle part.
Performance wise, Tom Hardy is mindblowing as Bronson, he comes across as a psychotic mad man who you just wouldn't want to know. A brilliant performance but it feels wasted when the writing of the script, and the majority of the films content is just poor.
Overall: Bronson is a decent watch, it has some brilliant moments but far too many downs. The beginning is immense, one of the greatest starts ever. When watching the beginning I had a feeling the movie was going to turn bad after such a brilliant start, and I was right.
Great performance from the lead along with average directing and a poor script makes for a So-So movie.
Take It or Leave It