Hard Times Reviews
Barry DeVorzon's finest piece opens up the film as we see Bronson riding a boxcar into town.
Together they form the 1 - 2 of depression era underground fighting complete with gambling and easy come easy go money.
For a film from 1975, Hard Times has some really good fight scenes. Sure there are a few fake looking punches thrown but for the most part, this film truly delivers on classic bare knuckle brawling.
Easily recommended for fans of fisticuffs and period pictures. Doesn't hurt that it takes place in New Orleans either.
also stars Jill Ireland, Strother Martin, Michael McGuire, Robert Tessier, Nick Dimitri, Felice Orlandi and Ed Walsh.
directed by Walter Hill.
Just think about his other films like The Driver, 48 Hrs and The Long Riders for instance. This film really isn't all that different from The Driver at all. The protagonist has a different occupation, but the films are very much alike. The actual fighting was pretty solid for it's time, and the supporting cast does what they're supposed to do, but both James Coburn and Strother Martin have had more meaty roles in their careers. But it's a pretty good movie overall.