After a long run of baroquely plotted crime dramas like Layer Cake and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, it's a little depressing to come across a vigilante drama whose sole twist is its protagonist's advanced age.
London, present day: Elderly pensioner Harry Brown lives a largely solitary existence on a sinkhole council housing estate in London where drug dealing and recreational violence are the norm and disaffected hoodie-wearing teenage criminals (or "chavs" as we call them in the UK - a word derived from the acronym of "Council Housed And Violent") treat the ugly concrete canyons as a combination of a playground and the gladiatorial arena. Harry, despite a once prestigious career in the Royal Marines, is an affable, peaceful man who keeps himself to himself; literally going out of his way to avoid confrontation on a daily basis. But after the passing of his wife, then the tragic death of one of his dearest friends, Harry finds himself inexorably drawn onto a collision course with the violent criminal elements that have terrorized the estate.
Harry Brown is not a perfect film, but it is an important one. It's probably the only film that realistically deals with the reality of the plight of the elderly and vulnerable at the hands of what has now become an epidemic of casual violent criminality in the UK. There were many moments it was just sad to me, his wife passing, then his friend -- and the loneliness of his life and the crime and violence that surrounded him. It's a great movie, I like Michael Caine and he had his Dirty Harry moments in his film. I'm glad it's a part of my collection, great acting, great storyline and well worth my recommendation.
I love this series and wanted to purchase it at my local Walmart store but the item was NEVER in stock. I purchased on line and had delivered to my local store....where the item was FINALLY in stock and over $12 cheaper. I was REALLY FRUSTRATED WITH WALMART FOR CHARGING ME MORE!!!! I WILL NEVER BUY ONLINE AGAIN!!!
Game of Thrones is an excellent example of what a character-driven television. show should be the series faithfully recreates the world of the books and is incredibly well produced. HBO has proven it produces the best series. the DVD extras were all very well produced as well
I had read all of the books but hadn't seen the video. Walmart offered it at a very reasonable price compared to prices I'd found previously. The video arrived quickly, well packaged, and I'm very pleased with this purchase. The video is very well done and true to the book, which I appreciated. I would recommend this highly.
Not as good as season 1 but still a great show. To much crammed into season 2 and they changed to many stories from what is in the book. They should had added 2 more episodes to season 2 to better tell the story. I am looking forward to season 3 and am pleased to know that book 3 will be covered with season 3 and 4.
The product in itself is great, except for the fact that it didn't come with a digital copy voucher. I Googled the problem and it would seem that I am not the only one who didn't get a digital copy. However, now I'm faced with the problem of how to get a replacement, since my copy is opened. I've searched all over Walmart's \"Help\" section and nothing seems to be appropriate for the situation.\nThe only thing I can think of to do is to take the set back to the store I pre-ordered from and try to get a replacement. But I'll never pre-order from Walmart again. Too much of a hassle, and in the end I didn't even get the best deal since Amazon had the set on sale for $5 cheaper for at least one day after the product was released.