Written January 26, 2015
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 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 01, 2012
The movie was good, I did laugh just a tad, cried well no not that I can recall. I was however just a little pissed I felt like they could have given the brother a little more power, if you've seen the move then you know what I mean, if you haven't seen it then after youve seen it you'll know exactly what I mean.. Overall, I must say though it was very good....
Written October 21, 2014
I mean it opens with dark scenes. I love the idea about local boys that need to learn to take care of each other at all cost, but the story went all over the place, and I left before it was over
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.