I have always been a fan of “Based on actual events” type films. This is no different. This artsy, brilliant look into the life of England’s most notorious prisoner. Keeps you engaged the entire time.
Michael Peterson (Tom Hardy) was your average run of the mill bloke. Trying to raise money for his newborn. Michael saws of the barrel of his shotgun. And decides to rob a post office. But, he gets nabbed. Now faced with a four year sentence. Michael decides he wants to make a name for himself. So, he transforms himself into his alter ego. Charles Bronson. From here on out Bronson raises so much havoc and damage. That he is released and sent back on the streets. Quickly he is back in jail and causing more chaos. From kidnapping gaurds to fighting all the gaurds. Bronson is a loose cannon. Spending 34 years in jail. 30 of which are in solitaire. Bronson certainly makes a name for himself.
At first I thought this film was going to be much like my beloved film “Chopper”. Though there are similarities. This film takes a look into the psyche of a mad man. I recommend sitting down and taking a look at this film. I give this a nut kicking