Bronson (film) - Reception - Critical Response

Critical Response

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a "Certified Fresh" score of 78% based on reviews from 76 critics, with an average rating of 6.6/10. Metacritic gives the film a "generally favourable" average score of 71% based on reviews from 22 critics.

Charles Bronson was not initially allowed to view the film, but has said that if his mum liked it he is sure he would as well. According to Nicolas Winding Refn's commentary track on the DVD his mother said she loved it. On 15 November 2011, he was granted permission to view it. Describing it as "theatrical, creative and brilliance", Bronson heaped praise upon his portrayer, Hardy, but disagreed on the implied distance between himself and his father and the portrayal of Paul Edmunds as "a bit of a ponce". Nevertheless, he challenged his own family's reaction to the portrayal of his Uncle Jack, stating that he "loved" it, and as would have Jack himself. Bronson had been originally displeased with the choice of Hardy, but after their first physical meeting, Hardy assured him that he would "fix it". As proven, Bronson's development in trust in Hardy's acting grew, even describing him as "Britain's No. 1 actor"

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