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 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 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
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.