Reviews

Apr 27, 2020
The Motion Picture Industry has exploited women for so many years, in so many ways, that it is hard to think that they can ever top themselves. Well, they have finally reached the bottom of their sewers. It's a movie called Hardcore.
Mar 29, 2020
...a compelling and often shocking drama that also succeeds as a time capsule of a very specific time and place.
Aug 6, 2019
The movie is nothing but a word game designed to impress a public interested in depraved and industrialized sex. [Full Review in Spanish]
Jul 19, 2019
Despite its subject, the movie is beyond austerity -- it's inert.
Jun 15, 2017
Although flawed by a trope-filled ending, "Hardcore" is a fascinating social drama that makes scathing commentary about capitalism and America's puritanical pretenses.
Sep 17, 2016
Hardcore is a mess, but it's a fascinating mess, and it's held together by a galvanizing performance from George C. Scott, an actor so perpetually intense that one feels he might bust a blood vessel or 12 right up there on the screen.
Nov 23, 2009
Hardcore is a softcore porn film that needed to be hardcore to have street cred as a believable investigative film about the porn industry.
Mar 24, 2007
Sep 23, 2005
Aug 4, 2005
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Jun 29, 2005
Apr 3, 2005
A big throbbing stress-headache of a movie, but you won't be able to turn it off.
Oct 23, 2004
Hardcore, flawed and uneven, contains moments of pure revelation.
Sep 5, 2004
Though Hardcore's so-called gritty images do have the power to disturb, it's because we're intrinsically aware of their psychic scourge on the hero
Aug 14, 2004
Schrader;s gritty NYC runaway thriller.
Jun 12, 2004
Strong internal drama.
Jan 27, 2004
Hardcore is a vivid and convincing parable about the dangers of spiritual pride.
Nov 21, 2003
Scott gives a terrific performance
Aug 21, 2003