BrentDreher's Rating of Lawless

Brent's Review of Lawless

4 years ago via Flixster


Call it, "The Untouchables: Redneck Edition". This may be a definite contender for best picture with more than one shot at some acting trophies to. Shia Lebouf and Tom Hardy are both fantastic as two of the bondurrant brothers, and while gary Oldman is almost absent, he does a great job too. less pleasing, however, is Guy pearce, who's main directive in this was apparently to "Sneer and impersonate Snidely Whiplash." Other notable mentions would have to go to Mia Wasikowska and Dane DeHaan as two of of Jack's (LeBouf) friends that follow him into trouble. The dirt and heat from the Virginia setting practically radiate off the screen, and the heart of it, however misled, is worn on its sleeve and makes this one hell of a good movie.