Bronson
2009
**
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Cast: Tom Hardy, Matt King, James Lance, Amanda Burton, Kelly Adams, Juliet Oldfield, Jonathan Phillips, Mark Powley

Michael Gordon Peterson, aka Charles Bronson, is known as the most violent prisoner in Britain. He has never killed a man, but his erratic behaviour has kept him in prison nearly his entire adult life. Nicolas Winding Refn’s black comedy follows firmly in the footsteps of Chopper with another cool and ironically detached portrayal of a thoroughly uninteresting and unrepentant brute. Bronson narrates his own (fictionalised) life story which Refn turns into a grand performance. Tom Hardy gives a very fine lead performance. Shame about the film.