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Love the Hard Way Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

To say the love story was hard to believe, is putting it mildly--it was impossible to fathom.

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

August 15, 2004
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Feels like it was crafted by an outsider, with the cliche-filled dialogue reading like a rough translation.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 20, 2003
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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One of those films where great acting and occasionally brilliant dialogue attempt to overcome an unbelievable plot and a cowardly Hollywood ending.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 12, 2003
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

The biggest flaw in Love the Hard Way is its total inability to coherently convey the passage of time.

Full Review Source: New Times

August 6, 2003
Misha Berson
Seattle Times
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Brody pulls the juggling act off -- bringing to mind some riveting cinematic misfits before him, from Brando to McQueen to Pacino.

| Original Score: 3/4

August 1, 2003
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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There must be some reason to worry over the fate of these people, but it's not in the movie.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2/4

July 25, 2003
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Heartfelt but fatally overwrought romantic melodrama.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

July 11, 2003
Kim Morgan
Oregonian

Though the lanky, dreamy-eyed Brody shows range, he's got a dorky quality that's hard to dismiss -- his strutting his stuff sends eyes rolling.

Full Review Source: Oregonian

July 10, 2003
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Brody has offbeat charisma, but it's no match for the corny dialogue he's given here, not to mention the Wild at Heart snakeskin jacket he wears.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 1/4

July 10, 2003
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

"Love the Hard Way" looks low budget and any box office will be made from those interested in seeing Brody in his post "Pianist" role...

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C

July 9, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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As character studies of Jack and Claire, it is daring and inventive, and worthy of comparison with the films of a French master of criminal psychology like Jean-Pierre Melville.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

June 27, 2003
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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A dark, uneven character study.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 27, 2003
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

so damn weird in refusing to go where one expects that it maintains interest - too bad it missed a chance at last minute redemption with a satisfying conclusion

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

June 26, 2003
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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Brody creates exactly the taunting demi-monster who could inveigle Claire.

June 25, 2003
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

It's a mostly clichéd story about a good girl who falls for a bad boy and believes that their love is strong enough to make him change his ways. When has that ever worked -- in real life or the movies?

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

June 22, 2003
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

Annoying as it is in some ways, is worth seeing for Brody's performance alone.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

June 21, 2003
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Brody's performance as Jack is about as good as that which won him the Oscar for The Pianist.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 20, 2003
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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[Brody] can be proud of his work here, and the movie is better than just a pre-stardom curiosity.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

June 20, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Such a volatile presence needs control, and director Peter Sehr doesn't fine-tune either the character or the performance enough to keep it from burning out and self-destructing.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2/4

June 20, 2003
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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[The story] is often overly simplistic when it is trying hardest for emotional complexity.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 19, 2003
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