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 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.
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 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.