Written August 30, 2012
WOW! This is a good movie. The cinematography is great; but then it had beautiful landscape scenery to work with. The screenplay is excellent and the director kept the story moving along at a perfect pace. The casting was right on as well. Everyone played off each other wonderfully. This is based on a true story so that always adds to the story. It's intense at times as well as heartfelt. True it has several blooded scenes; but they actually enhance the film. There are two nude scenes that in my opinion were not needed and could have been left out. Tom Hardy did a fantastic job as Forrest and in my opinion rates an Oscar nomination this year. I usually do don't like period piece films; but this one is great. The costumes and the set designs are authentic in every way. I think this film will be liked more by us baby boomers than younger people; only because we can relate to much of it. Many of us have Great Uncles that made moonshine and has told us stories.Go and enjoy this one today.
Written September 19, 2014
i guess the screen play writer intended for the viewer to hate shia lebiuff by the end of the flick but overall this manly man movie rocked!!! the bad guy played his part well but by the end you just wanted to punch shia in the face....
Written September 16, 2012
Since I leave in Virginia I found this movie very interesting since it was a true story. Bootlegging was a part of our country's history and the movie depicted a very sad side of this history. I think the story was very well done but the movie was very gory.
Written September 03, 2012
This movie was pretty violent, gritty and kept you on the edge of your seat. We really enjoyed it. Enjoyed might not quite be the right word, perhaps enthralled or riveted would be better words to describe how we felt. Some scenes were really horrendous. We found Jack's character a bit annoying because he kept getting everyone around him in trouble by not thinking things through clearly. The cinematography was wonderful and the acting was excellent. It was definitely worth going to but be prepared for violence.
Written September 02, 2012
A true story, but it's been told a 1000 times in different films. Well produced but nothing excitingly knew! Alot of shoot them up Bang Bang during the Prohibition years.