Lawless Reviews

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July 30, 2020
With so many talented people at work, this should have been a much better film.
November 27, 2019
On every level, it is impossible to turn away from the story unfolding onscreen. Emotionally and historically immersive, Lawless is close to flawless.
July 30, 2019
While this movie doesn't reach the heights of those films, it is better than most dramatic action films you'd see.
July 2, 2019
The cast, while impressive, does little with what they have.
April 11, 2019
When Hardy and the rest of the adults are allowed to do the heavy lifting, "Lawless" is a kind of fun period piece. But every time LeBeouf takes center stage, it feels more like someone playing dress up.
March 4, 2019
Lawless is basically a tale of Badass Vs. Badass, with some additional Badasses thrown in for good measure.
February 27, 2019
Complex, horrifying, pitch-perfect and exceedingly well acted, it's the near-brilliant film you never expected at the end of summer.
February 22, 2019
Lawless wants to be something larger than life, but it's too joyless to be a tall tale and too self-satisfied for tragedy.
February 2, 2019
The average script ensures that the film is memorable only for its remarkably poor representations of women.
January 31, 2019
Overall, Lawless is good. It looks and feels right, and a balance of grit and fun that makes us appreciate the filmic tradition being celebrated here, as well as Lawless itself.
January 19, 2019
Not quite as great as Hillcoat & Cave's previous collaborations, but still a strong analyzation of damaged and violent men.
December 21, 2018
The genre of the Western is nearly as old as the medium itself... Lawless shows there are plenty of ways to modernize the category while still showing it respect.
November 2, 2018
It's interesting, if not gripping. It's well-acted, if not brilliantly acted. It's beautiful, if not breathtaking.
August 27, 2018
The MVP of the film is most certainly Jessica Chastain.
June 29, 2016
The recurring act of violence In 'Lawless' is a brass-knuckle punch to the throat. It's not pretty. The movie's not pretty either, but it's an instant gangster classic.
May 10, 2016
The film has jolts of dread and calculated savagery, and yet it feels prosaic and uninspired.
April 15, 2016
A stylish, streamlined, and thrilling prohibition era action yarn.
May 3, 2015
Tom Hardy must just hate being audible.
July 1, 2013
Hillcoat makes a foray into Virginia's Prohibition-era moonshine country. But the adaptation (by Hillcoat compadre Nick Cave) is a hokey piece of pop history that wearyingly insists upon its own mythos like a comic-book blockbuster.
June 30, 2013
This fact-based drama succeeds because of its great cast and its strong story of loyalty and brotherhood.
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