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Lawless

Published February 25, 2013

Lawless

Film info

  • Title Lawless
  • Directors
  • Year 2012
  • Run time
  • Genres
  • Tagline When the law became corrupt, outlaws became heroes

Set in the 1920s prohibition era America, Lawless is the true story of the Bondurant brothers. Brazen and fearless, these young rural bootleggers became legendary criminals. The youngest brother, Jack (LaBeouf) is ambitious and impulsive, the middle brother, Howard, is loyal but reckless and eldest brother, Forrest (Hardy), leads the family with a silent determination. As the Bondurants’ illicit business and legend grows, so too looms the danger of bigger fish, and it’s not long before the brothers must face the consequences.

Fast Facts

Title: Lawless Director: John Hillcoat Year: 2012 Run time: 1hr 56m

Background Info

I can’t remember the exact reasoning behind wanting to watch this one. I hadn’t heard of it before, and I’m not LaBeouf’s biggest fan, but the trailer must have looked good. We may have seen it just after we’d watched Batman, thus been on a bit of a Tom Hardy wave.

Live Blog

1:08 - Lots of people made this. And all silent idents too. Thought the sound had broken! 7:53 - Jeez, knuckle dusters can do some damage. 14:43 - “I don’t know if that’s the stupidest thing I ever seen, or if you’re some kind of damn genius.” Alcohol through the pipes? I’m going with genius! 20:19 - It’s tricky to take a Southern character called Forest seriously. 23:40 - Chest bumping chickens!

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Conclusions

We watched the required (by our own rules) thirty minutes of this, and it was beautifully shot and looked like it might be good. Unfortunately, I couldn’t understand a word anyone was saying, so had no idea what was going on. It was all a bit too confusing, and although I thought LaBeouf was actually quite good, I didn’t really have any desire to sit through another hour of it.

**Rating: **Unrated.

Rating: Unrated

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