Written September 10, 2012
Not only am i huge Tom Hardy fan, but Shia did an AMAZING job.
I got SO INTO this movie I started to get mad an one of the characters.
This movie makes you SUPER anxious, I LOVE IT!
Written September 15, 2012
So, it was not clear from the synopsis before we went that it would have that much violence. However, it was a very good plot to follow, with a basis in a true story. I do not recall seeing the lead person in any other films, but was very good.In fact almost all of the acting is very good. While some might find it ridiculous that these 3 brothers can actually survive, it is relevant to the storyline, and for myself and the group I saw it with, it worked. The only gripe I have is with the ending...it does feel almost surreal, and not quite sure how it evolves to that outcome. It may have been in the interest of time, given the length of the movie , to not be able to provide the evolution between one point in time and the ending.
As for the "nudity" or "sex" mentions by others...really?!! I found it realistically done, and so seamless to the storyline, that it worked. In fact, more alluded to and occurred off camera.
Written September 13, 2012
I was totally engrossed with these 3 brothers in that I wanted them to win their battle with Prohibition. I was brought into their world through suspense, action, inner struggle of survival, brotherly bond, and courtship. The different personalities of the brotherly bond made this a great story. I usually choose comedy over anything else, but this movie intrigued me. I am definitely pleased that I did and will see this movie again. Plus, Tom Hardy is not bad to look at either.
Written December 13, 2012
I really like Tom Hardy. All man. He is one of those bad-***tough guys that doesn’t talk ****. Doesn’t need to. He’ll just take your head off and be done with it. This is a characteristic I think has been lost in many of the tough guys in movies.
Problem is, this movie wants to focus on the exploits of Jack, the youngest brother. A conflicted and insecure vagina, totally out of place compared with his brothers. So, what could have been an interesting story about outlaws, like the marketing suggested, the film becomes a coming-of-age story á la “I’m OK You’re OK”.
Written September 17, 2012
My husband and I read the reviews before going to see the movie. The reviews we read said it had a lot of violence but we never imagined the amount of violence or how graphic it would be. I gave it a so-so because the acting was really good and the story was good but would have been better if the violence was a bit tamer. Normally when watching a violent movie I can tell myself it is just acting but knowing that this is based on a true story made it quite disturbing. This is a movie that I could not sit through again.