I was being subjected to Saw VI, as my girlfriend is a fan of that series. I had little to no interest in what I was about to watch - then the trailers came on and I saw the trailer for Harry Brown for the first time.
I knew nothing about the film - I had never heard of it. I knew when I saw that trailer that I had to see the movie... and it didn't dissapoint when the release date rolled around. The film may seem slow, but it takes it's time to establish the world that Harry Brown lives in... and it's a little too similar to the real world for comfort.
Caine gives an incredible performance... possibly the performance of his career... and it is this, coupled with the fact that the film takes time to establish itself and it's characters that lends credence to a plot that could otherwise seem rediculous.
There's not a weak performance in the film - which manages to be a morality tale, an examination of modern society and an awesome Revenge-Death-Wish-Style movie. It's pretty much perfect, and in my opinion was the best film released in 2009.
The disc is a little low on extras - this would normally bother me. We do get some interviews (not that interesting) and a great commentary track. But in this case, I can let the lack of extras slide - buy this disc for the movie. Nothing else really matters - it is truly excellent.