• Released
  • June 6, 2003
  • Romantic Drama
    Post-Noir (Modern Noir)
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Not perfect; a vice cop played by Pam Grier is oddly conceived and unlikely in action, and the movie doesn't seem to know how to end. But...
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Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Writer-director Peter Sehr displays obvious directing talent, especially in his use of nonlinear love scenes. He shows the coupling, the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Adrien Brody completists will appreciate Love the Hard Way, if only as an example of the kind of self-conscious, brat-noir projects their...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The film's final scenes are among its silliest, unfortunately.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Wildly uneven romantic drama.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Low-budget, oddly cast and strictly indie all the way.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
None of it is enough, though, to save this glum drama from its schematic self.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Brody does have a mesmerizing presence and is the only reason to see a film that likely would have gone straight to video if he hadn't won...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Brody has offbeat charisma, but it's no match for the corny dialogue he's given here, not to mention the "Wild at Heart" snakeskin jacket...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
To shine in a turd like this shows Brody has the stuff that -- damn the Oscar jinx -- makes an actor last.
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