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The Hard Word Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Undemanding derivative caper film.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

January 1, 2009
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

A nearly unrecognizable Guy Pearce gives a solid performance in an otherwise forgettable film

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

April 16, 2004
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

You always get the feeling here that Roberts never actually knows where he's going with it.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

September 16, 2003
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Every heist movie trope is trotted out and given an Australian accent.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

September 6, 2003
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

The film seems unsure what it wants to be about, only that it wants to be edgy while it's doing it.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C

August 9, 2003
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

This Aussie thriller is all about characters -- interesting characters, and several of them could hold a movie on their own.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 1, 2003
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Not everything works... but Roberts' knack for realistic action, hard-bitten dialogue and finding humor in unexpected places keeps your attention to the finish.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 1, 2003
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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It is at most a middling effort.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 31, 2003
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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The movie-jaded will dismiss The Hard Word as just another slick heist flick with a band of burglar buddies. Too bad for their cynical souls. They'll be missing a grand (theft) time.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

July 31, 2003
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

The movie wants to be provocative but just comes off trashy.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 25, 2003
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Roberts stuffs the film with clever twists that keep us one step behind the plot, which is where you want to be in a heist picture.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2003
Jeffrey Bruner
Des Moines Register

The three Twentyman brothers are so good at stealing stuff you wonder why they couldn't have swiped a better heist movie.

Full Review Source: Des Moines Register | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 25, 2003
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

When it's finally time to lay down the cards, we discover Roberts was simply trying to get by on his wit and charm, and he didn't have enough of either.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 24, 2003
Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
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Just when you think you've got it all figured out, there's another disorienting jolt.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

July 17, 2003
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

This one's destined for a dusty spot on an Australian video-store shelf.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

July 10, 2003
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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'Amiable' is an odd way to describe a crime drama that contains wall-spattering amounts of bloodshed, but it fits The Hard Word.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 8, 2003
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A Tarantino-esque mishmash of tough crime cliches spit out in Aussie accents.

| Original Score: C-

July 8, 2003
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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It's fun as far as it goes, but that isn't very far.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

July 3, 2003
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Aside from the obviously Australian flavor to everything -- which can be entertaining at times -- there's no X factor to justify the whole exercise.

July 1, 2003
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

A wily, performance-driven heist-gone-wrong picture with shrewd underworld savvy reminiscent of Snatch without the smug self-awareness.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2003
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