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Valhalla Rising is Visual and Violentnew

Beauty in blood.
Charleston City Paper  |  Kevin Young  |  09-08-2010  |  Reviews

'Bronson' Fails at Melding Violence, Artsy Filmmaking and Naked Penisesnew

Knowing that there's an audience of action-loving young men who'll pay to see violence and bloodshed, director Nicolas Winding Refn loaded his movie up with fighting, Dada-esque mime sequences and full frontal male nudity. Because: Huh?
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  12-10-2009  |  Reviews

The Notorious Subject of 'Bronson' Inspires a Star-Making Performancenew

Bronson is utterly revved up in a way that's showy but not at all dumbed-down. Tom Hardy's prankster-rageaholic portrayal emerges amid several flavors: ironic Pulchinella à la contemporary music-theater sensation Anthony Newley; Tom of Finland bad-muscle-daddy fantasy; and adrenaline exercise of mainstreamed, po-mo directorial testosterone.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Dennis Harvey  |  10-21-2009  |  Reviews

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