Hard Eight Reviews

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April 11, 2018
Hard Eight wouldn't be the compelling story it is without Philip Baker Hall as its center of gravity and values. Anderson wrote the script with Baker in mind, and it's about time somebody did.
October 16, 2014
A clever, confident debut from Paul Thomas Anderson and a showcase role for character actor Philip Baker Hall.
October 19, 2012
A near-classic in a minor key, and a must-see for fans of later work.
September 7, 2011
December 20, 2007
...a low-key yet sporadically fascinating drama...
October 26, 2007
This minor Vegas-set drama, about a loser and his older mentor, shows the features that will mark Anderson's better films: love for his characters, taut dialogue at the expense of plot, and fascination with the possibilities of the film medium.
October 9, 2005
January 13, 2005
August 22, 2003
July 25, 2003
Estria de Anderson, mostra que o diretor sempre teve talento para contar histrias, embora ainda no tivesse confiana o bastante para criar as belas tomadas e movimentos de cmera que marcam seus trabalhos posteriores.
May 23, 2003
March 19, 2003
November 7, 2002
February 28, 2002
January 22, 2002
Anderson coaxes top-notch performances from the male leads and also from Gwyneth Paltrow.
January 1, 2000
We get to see Jackson play one of his scarier characters.
January 1, 2000
This being an acting piece, the four performances are of a very high order.
January 1, 2000
There's something almost hypnotic about the way Hard Eight develops -- even in its slowest, most tedious moments, it keeps our attention.
January 1, 2000
Movies like Hard Eight remind me of what original, compelling characters the movies can sometimes give us.
January 1, 2000
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