Bronson is based on a true story, but is heavily stylized and takes liberties with the events it is inspired by. This, however, turns out to be a major boon for the film; its artistic choices make it an engaging and thrilling look into the mind of a psychotic brawler. The film is beautifully shot, creating an atmosphere of madness and lunacy. Tom Hardy’s performance is highly important to the success of the film; he does a great job of subtly expressing the madness of the protagonist. There are many interesting artistic choices within the film, but the sequences in which Hardy is on a stage speaking to an audience in a theater is particularly interesting. I found that these sequences were more important than anything in establishing the idea of gaining notoriety that is so important to the film. Bronson is a fantastic, underrated drama. It is certainly worthy of any movie-lover’s time.

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