Reviews

Nov 17, 2016
The camerawork is impressively nutty and it moves like nobody's business, but it's ultimately just a wind-up toy, and once it's done going in its tedious circles, there's not much left for anyone who can vote and doesn't subsist on Red Bull.
Apr 18, 2016
This first-person-shooter extravaganza has little purpose besides showing what happens when a GoPro is strapped to a series of stuntmen as they run through their repertoire of extraordinary action moves.
Apr 14, 2016
Light on plot, high on braindead action, it turns out there's a reason hardly any films are shot in first-person view - it's just not a very good idea.
Apr 10, 2016
Hardcore Henry is nauseating, twice over.
Apr 9, 2016
A mostly dreadful piece of would-be #viral #content disguised as an action film.
Apr 9, 2016
It is pummeling. It is punishing. It is nauseating and headache-inducing.
Apr 8, 2016
If action movies are meant to be stunning, Hardcore Henry can proudly take its place among the giants. Even better, it lets you stand with them.
Apr 8, 2016
A great movie fools you into thinking it's really happening. By trying to make us a part of the film itself, Hardcore Henry just keeps reminding us it's not.
Apr 8, 2016
Hardcore Henry doesn't just get under your skin, it gets behind your eyeballs and uses your head as its own cockpit. For hardcore thrills, Henry is your guy.
Apr 8, 2016
There are times when Hardcore Henry feels like the beginning of a brand new genre of action movie. Though to be fair, I won't blame you if the sound of such a genre makes you want to barf.
Apr 8, 2016
Hardcore isn't a perfect movie by any means, but it is a rip-roaring 90 minutes of firepower, action and carnage, and an unprecedented cinematic achievement.
Apr 8, 2016
Is it much of a movie? Not really. It's more of an experience - a passive sort of virtual reality - that uses a bare-bones narrative as a vehicle for a big-time body count.
Apr 8, 2016
A gonzo Russian action-flick shot entirely in first-person perspective. About as coherent as it sounds, but highly inventive and bloody great fun.
Apr 7, 2016
The relentless action flick Hardcore Henry is totally nuts and a lot of fun for freaks.
Apr 7, 2016
[Naishuller's] debut feature is a landmark of sorts, and a potent omen in this year of mass-marketed virtual reality.
Apr 7, 2016
Too stuck in the swamp of empty machismo to be anything more than the feature equivalent of a soar-and-crash overdose.
Apr 7, 2016
I'm sure a lot of people will call Hardcore Henry "innovative" and "groundbreaking." And maybe it is. But it also feels more like a cool gimmick than a movie-and that gimmick gets old pretty fast.
Apr 7, 2016
If one can accept the story's video-game logic and cope with the kinetosis, "Hardcore" is often exhilaratingly extreme.
Apr 7, 2016
First-person POV quickly gets old as the bodies stack and the story loses steam.
Apr 7, 2016
Director Ilya Naishuller has said that he originally thought a 90-minute feature using the same technique was a bad idea, based on little more than a gimmick. It turns out he was right, but that won't matter to certain audiences.