Reviews

  • May 18, 2021

    Good-looking sci-fi thriller despite its low budget is a noteworthy achievement, although there many derivative elements in its plot and effects.

    Good-looking sci-fi thriller despite its low budget is a noteworthy achievement, although there many derivative elements in its plot and effects.

  • Apr 29, 2021

    Absolutely underrated Sci-Fi Horror before its time. Great cinematography, production design, acting, and score combine do make this iconic cult classic. While occassionally hokey it does a huge amount with a low budget to evoke a rich and detailed world. It's a crime its not more widely known and praised.

    Absolutely underrated Sci-Fi Horror before its time. Great cinematography, production design, acting, and score combine do make this iconic cult classic. While occassionally hokey it does a huge amount with a low budget to evoke a rich and detailed world. It's a crime its not more widely known and praised.

  • Jun 06, 2020

    I was fortunate enough to see this in the cinema during it's initial run. Never seen anything like it at the time. This movie still scares the hell out of me.

    I was fortunate enough to see this in the cinema during it's initial run. Never seen anything like it at the time. This movie still scares the hell out of me.

  • May 08, 2020

    Lots of blood, lots of killing. All the gore is well done, and the robotics are decently executed. But, it still ends up being a lot of yelling and screaming, amounting to not too much.

    Lots of blood, lots of killing. All the gore is well done, and the robotics are decently executed. But, it still ends up being a lot of yelling and screaming, amounting to not too much.

  • Feb 25, 2020

    Pretty good. It has great moments. But not great.

    Pretty good. It has great moments. But not great.

  • Aug 11, 2018

    Nastily claustrophobic, low-budget sci-fi horror with some stunning imagery and a blast of a soundtrack. Cult '90s classic from Richard Stanley.

    Nastily claustrophobic, low-budget sci-fi horror with some stunning imagery and a blast of a soundtrack. Cult '90s classic from Richard Stanley.

  • Aug 18, 2017

    Hardware turned me on to the band 'Ministry' Iggy Pop, Gwar, Motorhead , Public Image LTD. Nearly two decades later, Hardware retains its merciless poise, and while the filmmaker has slipped into obscurity, his finest work still lunges for the throat.

    Hardware turned me on to the band 'Ministry' Iggy Pop, Gwar, Motorhead , Public Image LTD. Nearly two decades later, Hardware retains its merciless poise, and while the filmmaker has slipped into obscurity, his finest work still lunges for the throat.

  • Jan 07, 2017

    I had a friend in college that worked in the movie theater. I got to go see this gem for free. It was the worst sci-fi movie ever. Low-budget effects, intellectually-challenged dialog, throw in some sex and violence to try and make it remotely interesting... FAIL FAIL FAIL! Don't waste money or time on this.

    I had a friend in college that worked in the movie theater. I got to go see this gem for free. It was the worst sci-fi movie ever. Low-budget effects, intellectually-challenged dialog, throw in some sex and violence to try and make it remotely interesting... FAIL FAIL FAIL! Don't waste money or time on this.

  • Sep 23, 2016

    If you like red and black and robots... a must see... or not :P

    If you like red and black and robots... a must see... or not :P

  • Aug 25, 2016

    Whaaaaaaaaat! I found a movie that I haven't rated and reviewed yet. I saw Hardware in the theatre when it came out. It was not very good but had a few moments as I recall...its been 26 years, give me a break! I did not know that it was diirected by Richard Stanley who made the ill fated Island of Doctor Moreau.

    Whaaaaaaaaat! I found a movie that I haven't rated and reviewed yet. I saw Hardware in the theatre when it came out. It was not very good but had a few moments as I recall...its been 26 years, give me a break! I did not know that it was diirected by Richard Stanley who made the ill fated Island of Doctor Moreau.