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Lawless (2012)

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Lawless (2012)


Shia LaBeouf
Tom Hardy
Gary Oldman

Directed by John Hillcoat

Distributed by The Weinstein Company

Tom hardy leads an ensemble cast in this movie that has all the potential to be a classic but falls short by two points.

The movie drags you on and on with no plan to make you even enjoy it, the mastery in the tale and the cast were exceptional but the execution is lacking in fun, it is plagued by violence that neither thrills you nor make you blink.

Lawless is based on a 2008 novel The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant which is about three brothers Jack, Forrest and Howard Bondurant, who sold moonshine in Franklin County, Virginia, during Prohibition in the United States. The book itself is based on a true life story of Bondurant’s grandfather and grand uncles.

The plot is about a bottlegging gang in Virginia who were dealing in moonshine successfully until the authorities decided to cut off some of their profits, which lead to various gun, knife and fist fights between the gang and the authorities.

I think the major problem with this movie is the fact that it is a some what true life story, the director trying hard not to diversify to much from what he has penned down, made this movie stiff. Except from Shia, every other character were stiff. Gary Oldman's reason for being in this flick to me was to help sell tickets as his influence in this movie was can be overlooked.

Before this movie Tom Hardy appeared as the supervillain Bane in Christopher Nolan's film The Dark Knight Rises which his performance was a step below here but the movie Dark Knight was way above what this movie could ever imagine it could be. Shia LaBeouf on the other hand has a long list of greats that include The Transformers, Indiana Jones and Eagle eye, LaBeouf to me is losing it in the realms of his movies, along his path is a movie called The Nymphomaniac which from its name you can guess it is going to be an erotic soft porn (Hey! it is being made by Lars von Trier so definitely it will be an erotic soft porn).

Although Shia LaBeouf Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman are exceptional actors in their own levels their combination was not enough to save this movie. 

I can’t advise you to waste your time to watch this movie but i can advise you to stay clear of it and invest your time in something else.


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