Brighton Rock adaptation sinks like a stone - Brighton Rock (M)

THIS is the second film adaptation of Graham Greene’s 1938 novel, after the Boulting brothers’ 1947 version starring Richard Attenborough as the story’s antihero, Pinkie.

Here the story has been updated to 1964, where Mods and Rockers roam the streets, and where petty crim Pinkie (Sam Riley) takes revenge on a rival gang’s murder of one of his own.