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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Andrea Riseborough
Sam Riley
Helen Mirren
John Hurt
Andy Serkis
Steve Evets
Directors
Rowan Joffe
Screenwriters
Rowan Joffe
Running Time
111 minutes

Brighton Rock
Sam Riley plays snog, marry, brutally murder


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Brighton Rock

Plot
Brighton, 1964. Petty gangster Pinkie Brown (Riley) is snapped with the turncoat he's about to viciously murder. When the photographic evidence falls into the lap of naive young waitress Rose (Riseborough), Pinkie tracks her down and starts an affair as fateful as his attempts to clamber the town's criminal hierarchy.


Verdict
Greene fans will raise a sceptical eyebrow, but it's an adaptation brimming with enough ideas to justify this second stick of Rock.


Reviewed by Phil de Semlyen

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