Hardy's performance is one of the really good aspects of the otherwise mediocre movie.
A little bit pretentious and overdone in my opinion, (plus Tom Hardy's acting made me laugh once or twice), but still manages some entertainment. A good choice for a rainy weekend. 3 stars out of 5 = Decent.
A solid, well constructed gangster movie, and not much more. Tom Hardy is excellent once again, and convinces me of his talent with a number of great performances over the past years. I also found the fact the film could not manage to decide what i wanted to be quite off putting. I feel it was shooting for something more epic, long lasting than it managed.
For such an outstanding cast its too bad they're in such an average film. Though the performances were mostly solid the flaws are many: From Pierce's over the top dandy, the unbelievable throat-cutting scene, the surface-level plot, and the reliance on violence. But despite it all it was a mildly entertaining film even though it could've been much, much better.
I didn't love Lawless, but I didn't hate it either. The story was so threadbare and slowly paced and its a performance movie where chameleonic (Guy Pearce) or overreaching (Tom Hardy) performances tend to distract from the plot. Decent direction, an alright soundtrack and I got to see Jessica Chastain in all of her glory. Worth a watch even if Gary Oldman only gets 3 sneezes worth of screen time.
I didn't love Lawless, but I didn't hate it either. The story was so threadbare and slowly paced and its a performance movie where chameleonic (Guy Pearce) or overreaching (Tom Hardy) performances tend to distract from the plot. Decent direction and I got to see Jessica Chastain in most of her glory. Worth a watch even if Gary Oldman gets 3 sneezes worth of screen time.
Jessica Chastain dovrebbe essere inserita tra i "patrimoni dell'umanità". Questo è il primo pensiero che viene in mente dopo aver visto questo film.Anche perchè per il resto non propone granchè .Mette tanta carne sul fuoco ma la gestisce male,i personaggi sono poco credibili (Hardy è abbastanza fastidioso) e il finale è ridicolo e fin troppo buonista (parlando di criminali....).Menomale che c'è Jessica.3*
Piacevole. Con un bel cast (organizzato malissimo, davvero poco lo spazio riservato a Gary Oldman, per esempio), impreziosito da una Jessica Chastain bella come la notte. Qualche problema di sceneggiatura, che sembra voler partire in mille direzioni, e una pulizia eccessiva del quadro e degli attori (tutti troppo belli e puliti per risultare credibili), ma è un film che si segue con piacere. *** e 1/2
An aimless and predictable crime drama, that verges on being quite dull, if not for the lead performances, which are actually very good. Supporting characters however, played by good actors, are set up, and subsequently wasted. Whereas Guy Pierce, whose one dimensional 'bad cop,' unfortunately just plays like a camp pantomime villain. Like all Hillcoat's films, this teased promise & ambition, but failed to deliver.
I shouldn't have been so surprised at how much I liked Lawless, John Hillcoat is more than a worthy director. I'm a fan of both The Proposition and The Road and now I'm of his third offering Lawless.I thought the cast was great, I even liked Shia but the person who stood out the most was Guy Pearce, he was terrific as the bad guy. Loved the soundtrack and I even think that Nick Cave did a great job with the screenplay. He plays a good dead person too.