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R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
Out of prison after serving time for armed robbery, brothers Dale (Guy Pearce), Mal (Damien Richardson) and Shane (Joel Edgerton) are set for a bank heist planned by their underhanded lawyer, Frank (Robert Taylor). But after pocketing his share of the cash, Frank, who's bedding Dale's wife (Rachel Griffiths), arranges to have them incarcerated again. Though he understands what his attorney is up to, Dale and his brothers agree to pull off a final robbery if Frank can get them freed once more.

Cast: Guy Pearce , Rachel Griffiths , Robert Taylor , Joel Edgerton , Damien Richardson , Rhondda Findleton , Kate Atkinson , Vince Colosimo

Director: Scott Roberts

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

The Hard Word (2002)

Release Date: June 13th, 2003|1 hr. 42 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Tense and compelling, with the added charm of a mischievous spirit. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Like many dreams that enliven filmmakers' nights, this one derives from other, better films, though it does have a few clever twists. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    I may be wrong, but I think Guy Pearce is wearing Nicole Kidman's false nose in The Hard Word. Whatever it is that's on his face, it looks like a dead cod and won't win him an Oscar. show more

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