Written September 02, 2012
My husband loved it but I think there was a little too much graphic violence. It was hard to watch at times. Don't take the kids, definately adults only. The acting was good and many of the scenes were well shot. All in all, worth watching.
Written September 21, 2014
Great movie! I really enjoyed it. Shia did a great job, as usual. happy, sad, angry... all feelings that this movie will make you feel. Go!
Written August 30, 2012
Let's be frank here: this is not the movie for you if you are not a fan of violence, if you scoff at nudity, and you embrace loud and stupid over subtle and quaint. However, if you're willing to adventure into the backwoods, Prohibition era setting of 'Lawless' with these things in mind, you're in for a treat.
This film packs a punch and doesn't hold any of those punches back. With a screenplay by Nick Cave and masterful direction by John Hillcoat, 'Lawless' is the kind of crime drama where everything is a cliche, but that doesn't hold the film back. The choices of each of the film's players - particularly Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman - are wise, calculated, and spectacular. In fact, the film spectacularly goes from 100 MPH to a steady pace and you barely notice it. And sure, the story is a little dodgy in parts, but it delivers in spades if you're willing to be patient and see the heart of the underdog that this film represents.
Final thought: Distilled to near perfection.
Written August 30, 2012
I loved it.! All the performances are terrific. It reminded me a lot of Bonnie and Clyde and the score is brilliant. Tom Hardy in particular is, bottom line, an outrageously good actor...and even in all this blood an gore -- he's funny. Several of his looks, accompanied by the perfect grunt, caused me to stifle giggles. I shall see this movie again..perhaps more than once, and when it comes out on DVD, I'll buy it. Go see this movie..if you can tolerate a little blood and gore. I would love to see the director's cut..I have the feeling Hillcoat had to cut a lot of this to get it down to the proper time and I sure would like to see what was not in the movie.
Written September 03, 2012
I would love to know how much of this movie is hollywood and how much is real life. But either way it is a great story and all the actors and actress are well suited for their parts.