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The Hard Word Reviews

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Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

December 30, 2006

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Jay Richardson
Future Movies UK

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 7/10

November 6, 2003
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

August 17, 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
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
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
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
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

July 16, 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
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
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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The Hard Word may not be the last word in underworld thrills, but, like eternal patsy Pearce, it possesses a certain wild-eyed affability.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

June 28, 2003
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Nothing new or earthshaking here, but The Hard Word is tense and compelling, with the added charm of a mischievous spirit.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

June 28, 2003
Kim Morgan
Oregonian

You get the feeling that these actors had fun making this film, and that fun is contagious.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

June 28, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

A good-but-not-great caper film.

| Original Score: 3/4

June 27, 2003
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Boasts enough originality and excellent performances to merit a look-see, especially from fans who love 'heist-gone-bad' flicks.

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June 27, 2003
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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It's the kind of predictable programmer that used to fill the bottom half of double bills, but it's worth the effort to catch Ms. Griffiths.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

June 26, 2003
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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The entire cast perform ably, but Mr. Pearce and Ms. Griffiths ... are something special in their native habitat.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

June 26, 2003
Michael Tunison
Boxoffice Magazine

It would be hard not to feel something for such a lively outlaw crew.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

June 20, 2003
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Like an Australian Ocean's Eleven, which is still better than an American version of The Italian Job.

| Original Score: 6/10

June 20, 2003
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Guardian
October 1, 2003
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
September 5, 2003

Houston Chronicle
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July 9, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 3, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
July 1, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 12, 2002
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