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Lawless (2012) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf & Guy Pearce

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years & over

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  Lawless (2012) (Blu-ray

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Lawless (2012) (Blu-ray) ,2013 xmas price on play.com was 2.74 great dvd for under 3 pounds ,pays to wait and shop around as some dvd prices are getting way too expensive,

  BOOZE BROTHERS!

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Biblical brutalities, slit throats and not forgetting castrations. It's all just another day's work in the bootlegging business for the Bondurant brothers. Criminal honour dominates the core of this fact based story that's also based on Matt Bondurants book (The weestest county in the world), Jack (Shia LaBouf), Forrest (Tom Hardy) and Howard (Jason Clarke) are the Viginia Hillbilies makeing a killing while the Monnshine's good. That's until the outside world comes intruding. The film in parts echo's Casino, Lawless plays as the sympathetic study of a self contained criminal world before law and big business muscle in. This is a familiar world but the outstanding bluegrass music score and the woodland views add vivid old world life. The lead actors are brilliant Tom Hardy's gruff machoism, Garry Oldman (under used) Gang Boss and Guy Pearce (outstandingly nasty) psycho cop all leave a massive impact. It's a small gripe to say that Shi LaBeouf's moral arc and un-needed love story diminish his potency of being a very good actor. The women roles (Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska) are also underwritten but also give strong performances with what little material they have been given. But this is a grip as the steady pace of the film simmers with built up aggression leading to a blood splattered climax . In all apart from my minor niggles Lawless is an excellent movie that sticks in the memory long after watching. It's a film you'll appreciate more with repeated viewing.
See if you like.....
Gangster Squad.
The Untouchables.
Public Enemies.
L.A Confidential.

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  BOOZE BROTHERS!

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Biblical brutalities, slit throats and not forgetting castrations. It's all just another day's work in the bootlegging business for the Bondurant brothers. Criminal honour dominates the core of this fact based story that's also based on Matt Bondurants book (The weestest county in the world), Jack (Shia LaBouf), Forrest (Tom Hardy) and Howard (Jason Clarke) are the Viginia Hillbilies makeing a killing while the Monnshine's good. That's until the outside world comes intruding. The film in parts echo's Casino, Lawless plays as the sympathetic study of a self contained criminal world before law and big business muscle in. This is a familiar world but the outstanding bluegrass music score and the woodland views add vivid old world life. The lead actors are brilliant Tom Hardy's gruff machoism, Garry Oldman (under used) Gang Boss and Guy Pearce (outstandingly nasty) psycho cop all leave a massive impact. It's a small gripe to say that Shi LaBeouf's moral arc and un-needed love story diminish his potency of being a very good actor. The women roles (Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska) are also underwritten but also give strong performances with what little material they have been given. But this is a grip as the steady pace of the film simmers with built up aggression leading to a blood splattered climax . In all apart from my minor niggles Lawless is an excellent movie that sticks in the memory long after watching. It's a film you'll appreciate more with repeated viewing.
See if you like.....
Gangster Squad.
The Untouchables.
Public Enemies.
L.A Confidential.

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  'YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE 'BONDURANT'S'

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based on true events during the 20's-30's american prohibition.
1931' the 'bondurant' brothers 'forrest' 'howard' and youngest 'jack' run a successful 'bootlegging' operation, the brothers were getting rich, however their success had been noted by gangster 'floyd banner' who along with corrupt officals wanted a 'cut' of the profits.
when a corrupt district attorney brings in ruthless 'special deputy' -'charles rakes' to close down the stills operated by the county's 'hillbilly's in 'franklyn county' .......until ....only the 'bondurant's' operation remained.
'rakes' will learn that messing with the brothers will be a declaration of war.
superior 'gritty' drama that will allmost certainly hold your attention throughout....................highly recommended.

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  "..B R I L L I A N T.."

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This is certainly one of the best films of 2012 and a great 2013 bluray release with plenty of extra bonus features telling the true story behind the film! This is one quality gangster flick from start to finish with a great story backed up by a powerful cast, Tom hardy, Guy Pearce, Shia Labeouf and Gary Oldman are all impressively at their best and it's electric to watch them together!! There is plenty of bloody violence to sink your teeth into, overall its brutal fun and very entertaining and a must see, the bluray version picture is great.

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  A Masterpiece

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Great movie that keeps you glued to the screen, tom hardy is quietly ruthless, while guy pearce as his nemesis is menacingly scary. well worth a watch, I have to say i have it down as 1 of my favourite movies.5*****

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  Very good

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I thought this was a very good bootlegger movie. There were only two things that bothered me: the first was Tom hardy and guy Pearce were really over-acting and the second was that it felt like it was building up to some sort of huge battle that never happened. Still, to be factual, I'm sure they had to film it this way. Still worth seeing.

  a tom hardy masterclass of revenge

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a brutal tale of 3 brothers hardy, le beouf and clarke bootleggers who attract the attention of crooked fbi man pearce head for a collision course of retribution, with a great cameo from gary oldman,fans of hardy will enjoy his role as head of the family who controls through menace and violence