Bronson (2008)

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A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.




  • Tom Hardy in Bronson (2008)
  • Tom Hardy in Bronson (2008)
  • Tom Hardy at an event for Bronson (2008)
  • Tom Hardy in Bronson (2008)
  • Tom Hardy at an event for Bronson (2008)
  • Tom Hardy in Bronson (2008)

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15 November 2009 | lmighten
| An excellent portrayal of Britain's most notorious prisoner.
This is a fantastic depiction of Charles Bronson, born Michael Peterson, Britain's most infamous and notorious prisoner. Director Nicholas Winding Refn invites us into Bronson's imagination, with parts of the film shot from the perspective of him being on stage in front of an adoring audience. The rest of the film is a dramatization of Bronson's life and times in prison.

Bronson was initially incarcerated for seven years for the robbery of a post office where he stole £26.18. However he has spent 34 years in prison and psychiatric wards so far, and is still there, spending 30 of them in solitary confinement. He has been involved in fighting, brawls and hostage taking which led to his increased sentence, and he seems to enjoy it. No lives have been lost.

This is an excellent performance from Tom Hardy –funny, thoroughly engaging and intense. He physically transformed himself for this role and obviously studied Bronson vigorously to accurately portray his mannerisms.

A thoroughly compelling film. A must see!

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Release Date:

13 March 2009


Spanish, English

Country of Origin

UK, Cayman Islands, Denmark, USA

Filming Locations

England, UK

Box Office


$230,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,940 11 October 2009

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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