Mar 29, 2020
...a compelling and often shocking drama that also succeeds as a time capsule of a very specific time and place.
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.
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
Jan 27, 2004
Hardcore is a vivid and convincing parable about the dangers of spiritual pride.