Thursday, October 23, 2014

Below the Law

I really liked Hillcoat's previous film THE PROPOSITION but LAWLESS felt a little scatter-shot with some key scenes just coming off as awkward and not dramatic. I didn't mind the infusion of music in a style reminiscent of the Coen Bros' O BROTHER, but unlike the Coens' snappy & expressive writing I had to turn on the subtitles to understand what was being said in LAWLESS, especially Tom Hardy. I love me some Hardy but he just grumbled and walked funny through this whole movie. ‪#‎sse‬

Lawless (2012)
Directed by John Hillcoat. With Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke. Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits.

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