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.
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.
A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.
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 »
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.
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
Both Jason Clarke and Jessica Chastain appeared in Zero Dark Thirty. See more »
The box camera that Jack took photos with throughout the last half of the movie was a Kodak Brownie Target Six-20 which wasn't in production until 1946 - nine years after he used it. See more »
Do you mean immortal?
You fucking hicks are a sideshow onto yourselves.
Sheriff, do you have any idea what a Thompson submachine gun does to an immortal?
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Lawless...ruthless...relentless...rancorous and savage all at once.
John Hillcoat has a penchant for westerns, it's quite obvious from his
earlier ventures and with Lawless he shows how dedicated he is to the
genre. I am not sure whether this movie would qualify for a western or
not but the brutishness, savagery and rawness of the characters are
indeed offshoots of revisionist westerns.
The crudeness of the movie and its character specially Tom Hardy is a
treat, he has put in a great performance. Tom hardy gives himself to
the role and he has done it time and again. Shia Labeof did have his
moments but with Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke it's hard for an actor of his
experience to shine. Another scrumptious treat was Guy Pierce, with his
eyebrows missing he was out right menacing. The acting of the leads
overshadows whatever holes might have been left.
The execution of the movie was good, it was very easy to be carried
away making it just another violent and gore fest or another
gun-slinger movie with no substance but director stayed firm. The
characterization was given ample space to blossom and each character
did bring an essence of its own to the story, nothing was wasted. The
sound track and the visuals were other such valuables.
To me Lawless gives a kind of freshness to the crime, gangster genre
executed in a western-esque style, nobody would count it among-st the
greatest gangster movies but this does leave a mark of its own.
I'd give it a 8/10 and would strongly recommend.
Addendum: If violence and barbarity are not your flavour, this movie
might offend you and if it's, then it does have the offbeat punctuation
with no holds barred.
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