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R| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
In 1931, the Bondurant brothers of Franklin County, Va., run a multipurpose backwoods establishment that hides their true business, bootlegging. Middle brother Forrest (Tom Hardy) is the brain of the operation; older Howard (Jason Clarke) is the brawn, and younger Jack (Shia LaBeouf), the lookout. Though the local police have taken bribes and left the brothers alone, a violent war erupts when a sadistic lawman (Guy Pearce) from Chicago arrives and tries to shut down the Bondurants operation.

Cast: Shia LaBeouf , Tom Hardy , Jason Clarke , Guy Pearce , Jessica Chastain , Mia Wasikowska , Dane DeHaan , Chris McGarry

Director: John Hillcoat

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Lawless (2012)

Release Date: August 29th, 2012|1 hr. 55 min.

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  • Lawless is a solid outlaw adventure, but you can feel it straining for a greatness that stays out of reach. There's even a prologue and an epilogue, arty tropes signifying an attempt to make a Godfather-style epic out of these moonshine wars. Not happening. show more

  • Hillcoat and Cave give us more than an action story. They create a world. show more

  • So stunningly photographed that the blood that spurts early and often in this grisly period piece is extra-vivid red. But that hardly makes the Prohibition-era story of a trio of bootlegging brothers feel authentic. show more

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  • December 18, 2012 testatime
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    I felt like I had been transported back in time. I was in the year 1931.The film allowed me to feel the prohibition era through each of my sences. The only aspect that I felt was somewhat inferior was the final gun battle. In that scene. there appeared to be too much macho bravado and not enough common sence displayed.

  • December 16, 2012 pp00000000133889
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    great movie

  • December 07, 2012 Sir Raymond
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    Everything about this movie was well done. True to fact about the Proibition Era. A great storyline, with believable Actors. Recommened to all.

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This month, the booze-filled gangster flick "Lawless" comes to the big screen. Set in Prohibition-era Virginia, the film follows the Bourdant bootlegging crew (Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason...

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