LAWLESS (Theatrical Release USA 2012)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì

Lawless explores the question of what is bad and what is good in a solid, well-written script revolving around 1930s bootleggers and the special agents who track them down. The movie features Guy Pearce, Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke, and Dane DeHaan.

Storyline

The Bondurant brothers, Jack Bondurant (Shia BaBeouf), Forrest Bondurant (Tom Hardy), and Howard Bondurant (Jason Clarke), run a still and sell liquor during Prohibition years. A corrupt U.S. Marshall (Guy Pearce) demands a portion of their profits. The brothers refuse.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Hillcoat for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Robert Ogden Barnum, Jason Blum, Cassian Elwes, Scott Hanson, and Randy Manis, Laura Rister, Ben Sachs, Ted Schipper, Rachel Shane, and Dany Wolf for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jessica Chastain (Maggie Beaufort), Mia Wasikowska (Bertha Minnix), and Bill Camp (Sheriff Hodges).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The show is excellent from its opening scenes.

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