Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 35
  2. Negative: 4 out of 35
  1. The tragedy is that the performance comes to nothing. Nearly everything else in the film is vile.
  2. 38
    Michael Caine delivers a stunning performance in Harry Brown, a rancid little revenge fantasy that probably doesn't deserve him.
  3. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    20
    Director Daniel Barber's lame handwringing about the root causes of youthful alienation forms a thin veneer over the real purpose of this self-important piece of rubbish--to hold us hostage to the director's bottomless appetite for spurious depravity.
  4. Caine acts dignified throughout, but there's no way to dignify dreck.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. DaveJ.
    May 3, 2010
    10
    I really enjoyed this movie. Michael Caine is great! Go see it!
  2. Sep 6, 2010
    9
    This is Michael Caine at his finest. If you like vigilante movies, you'll love this one. It's dark and violent, so be prepared. Good actingThis is Michael Caine at his finest. If you like vigilante movies, you'll love this one. It's dark and violent, so be prepared. Good acting throughout. Full Review »
  3. metagirl
    May 2, 2010
    1
    Extremely violent. With a weak plot and a unrealistic ending. Is this the best we can get from Michael Caine??