Hardware Reviews

  • 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.

  • Jul 22, 2016

    Some have called it a precursor to T-2, or simply the prototype for all techno-dystopian genre films to come. All that is perhaps a bit overstated, but cult UK director Richard Stanley's thinking-man's midnight movie -- which centers on a sentient, homicidal robot terrorizing residents in a futuristic slum (and features a hunky, young Dylan McDermott with a bionic arm!) -- has some cheap thrills, shocking gore, machine-on-human innuendo to rival Demon Seed and an underlying message not out of step with acclaimed predecessors like They Live. But mostly, Dylan McDermott with a bionic arm.

    Some have called it a precursor to T-2, or simply the prototype for all techno-dystopian genre films to come. All that is perhaps a bit overstated, but cult UK director Richard Stanley's thinking-man's midnight movie -- which centers on a sentient, homicidal robot terrorizing residents in a futuristic slum (and features a hunky, young Dylan McDermott with a bionic arm!) -- has some cheap thrills, shocking gore, machine-on-human innuendo to rival Demon Seed and an underlying message not out of step with acclaimed predecessors like They Live. But mostly, Dylan McDermott with a bionic arm.

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    Gimly M Super Reviewer
    Jul 22, 2016

    I can't sit here and tell you that Hardware is outright "good", but what I can do is recommend it anyway. At least I can if you think your tastes might be even fractionally similar to mine. If you go in for 80's cinema, cyberpunk, PiL, Motorhead, Iggy Pop, Post-Apocalyptia, Psychedelia, sex, drugs and rock & roll, practical effects and Dylan McDermott, or you think you could go in for any of those, then give Hardware a chance. At a runtime of just 94 minutes, you haven't got much to lose.

    I can't sit here and tell you that Hardware is outright "good", but what I can do is recommend it anyway. At least I can if you think your tastes might be even fractionally similar to mine. If you go in for 80's cinema, cyberpunk, PiL, Motorhead, Iggy Pop, Post-Apocalyptia, Psychedelia, sex, drugs and rock & roll, practical effects and Dylan McDermott, or you think you could go in for any of those, then give Hardware a chance. At a runtime of just 94 minutes, you haven't got much to lose.