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The Hard Word Reviews

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December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 17, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2003
This Aussie thriller is all about characters -- interesting characters, and several of them could hold a movie on their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 31, 2003
The movie-jaded will dismiss The Hard Word as just another slick heist flick with a band of burglar buddies. Too bad for their cynical souls. They'll be missing a grand (theft) time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2003
Roberts stuffs the film with clever twists that keep us one step behind the plot, which is where you want to be in a heist picture.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 17, 2003
Just when you think you've got it all figured out, there's another disorienting jolt.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 8, 2003
'Amiable' is an odd way to describe a crime drama that contains wall-spattering amounts of bloodshed, but it fits The Hard Word.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 1, 2003
A wily, performance-driven heist-gone-wrong picture with shrewd underworld savvy reminiscent of Snatch without the smug self-awareness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2003
The Hard Word may not be the last word in underworld thrills, but, like eternal patsy Pearce, it possesses a certain wild-eyed affability.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 28, 2003
Nothing new or earthshaking here, but The Hard Word is tense and compelling, with the added charm of a mischievous spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2003
You get the feeling that these actors had fun making this film, and that fun is contagious.
June 27, 2003
A good-but-not-great caper film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 27, 2003
Boasts enough originality and excellent performances to merit a look-see, especially from fans who love 'heist-gone-bad' flicks.
June 26, 2003
It's the kind of predictable programmer that used to fill the bottom half of double bills, but it's worth the effort to catch Ms. Griffiths.
June 26, 2003
The entire cast perform ably, but Mr. Pearce and Ms. Griffiths ... are something special in their native habitat.
June 20, 2003
It would be hard not to feel something for such a lively outlaw crew.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 20, 2003
Like an Australian Ocean's Eleven, which is still better than an American version of The Italian Job.
| Original Score: 6/10
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