Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.
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Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.
In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into... See full summary »
In 1931, in Franklin County, Virginia, Forrest Bondurant is a legend as immortal after surviving the war. Together with his brothers Howard and the coward Jack, the Bondurant family has a distillery and bootlegging business. When the corrupt District Attorney Mason Wardell arrives in Franklin with the unscrupulous Special Deputy Charles Rakes, the Bondurant family refuses to pay the required bribe to the authorities. Rakes pursues the brothers and unsuccessfully tries to find their distillery. Meanwhile Forrest hires the waitress Maggie, a woman with a hidden past in Chicago, and they fall in love with each other. Jack courts the preacher's daughter Bertha Minnix and deals a great load of alcoholic liquor with the powerful gangster Floyd Banner. Jack shows off in Franklin attracting the attention of Rakes that finds the location of their distillery. When he kills the crippled Cricket Pete, the locals join forces to face the corrupt authorities. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Actor Shia LaBeouf drank moonshine in order to gain as authentic an appearance as possible. By his own admission his drinking and over-aggressive attitude caused co-star Mia Wasikowska to try and leave the film. See more »
When Jack and Bertha are riding in the car several mail boxes are seen on the side of the road, several boxes have reflective house numbers on them. That was not available during that era. See more »
[after knocking out Gummy Walsh with a shovel]
I've got every lawman in three fucking states up my ass. The last thing I need is some hard-ass crackers pulling a blood feud on me! Now get this sack of shit out of here!
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A Pointless, Plot-less and Ultimately Boring Movie
As a fan of "Boardwalk Empire" and any number of Prohibition-era movies I was hoping "Lawless" would deliver the goods in the way its trailer seemed to promise. But much like Shia LeBeouf's first starring vehicle
- the HBO "Project Greenlight" film "Battle for Shaker Heights" --
this one suffers from the same lack of narrative arc and inability to decide what kind of film it wants to be.
There are a half dozen potential plot lines that pop up and, for a split second, seem to be the point of choosing to tell this particular story (it is based on a real life family). But just as quickly they are dropped, never to be heard from again. You get the sense that there may be a lot of material on a cutting room floor somewhere that might have been assembled into a wholly different picture.
The one thing the movie does accomplish is proving once again how supremely untalented Shia LeBeouf is as an actor. Other than the multitude of scenes where he is being beaten by one antagonist or another (he does take a convincing a** kicking) he comes across about as real as the CGI characters you normally see him playing against.
Save your time and skip this one.
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