Harry Brown has been one of those titles I've seen crop up from time to time, the kind that makes waves at a few festivals, building a nice buzz before disappearing without ever really establishing a feel for what it's all about. Well, Cinematical was just given the chance to premiere the poster ahead of the film's theatrical release in the US on April 30th thanks to Samuel Goldwyn and I've not only finally learned what it's actually about, but that if you want to instantly sell me a ticket to a movie, just make a poster that prominently features Michael Caine holding a revolver while a city burns itself to the ground behind him.
It's an eye catching design, no doubt, but what really drives the image home is the indifferent, curious lack of remorse in Caine's face, a face audiences have likely grown accustomed to seeing bearing only smiles and general good will in recent years. Good will, however, seems to be precisely what Harry Brown runs out of, according to the film's official synopsis:
"Set in modern day Britain, Harry Brown follows one man's journey through a chaotic world where teenage violence runs rampant. As a modest, law abiding citizen, Brown lives alone. His only companion is his best friend Leonard. When Leonard is killed, Brown reaches his breaking point."
What happens after he's reached his breaking point, I don't know, but color me interested come this April. Check out the Harry Brown poster in full below.