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Love the Hard Way Reviews

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October 16, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 12, 2003
One of those films where great acting and occasionally brilliant dialogue attempt to overcome an unbelievable plot and a cowardly Hollywood ending.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 1, 2003
Brody pulls the juggling act off -- bringing to mind some riveting cinematic misfits before him, from Brando to McQueen to Pacino.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 27, 2003
As character studies of Jack and Claire, it is daring and inventive, and worthy of comparison with the films of a French master of criminal psychology like Jean-Pierre Melville.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 25, 2003
Brody creates exactly the taunting demi-monster who could inveigle Claire.
June 21, 2003
Annoying as it is in some ways, is worth seeing for Brody's performance alone.
June 20, 2003
Brody's performance as Jack is about as good as that which won him the Oscar for The Pianist.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 20, 2003
[Brody] can be proud of his work here, and the movie is better than just a pre-stardom curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 13, 2003
'While the film's tough to watch, it's also impossible to look away from.'
| Original Score: B
June 9, 2003
[W]orth seeing mainly for Brody's electric performance ...
May 29, 2003
Any woman who wants to change her man will find out how.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 10, 2003
Sehr accurately captures new love -- at its mildest distracting, at its harshest destructive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 16, 2005
| Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2004
To say the love story was hard to believe, is putting it mildly--it was impossible to fathom.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 20, 2003
Feels like it was crafted by an outsider, with the cliche-filled dialogue reading like a rough translation.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 6, 2003
The biggest flaw in Love the Hard Way is its total inability to coherently convey the passage of time.
July 25, 2003
There must be some reason to worry over the fate of these people, but it's not in the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 11, 2003
Heartfelt but fatally overwrought romantic melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 10, 2003
Though the lanky, dreamy-eyed Brody shows range, he's got a dorky quality that's hard to dismiss -- his strutting his stuff sends eyes rolling.
July 10, 2003
Brody has offbeat charisma, but it's no match for the corny dialogue he's given here, not to mention the Wild at Heart snakeskin jacket he wears.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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