Lawless 2012 R CC

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Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, and Jessica Chastain star in this adaptation of "The Wettest County in the World." A bootlegging gang make a run for the American Dream during Prohibition.

Starring:
Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy
Runtime:
1 hour 55 minutes

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Lawless

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director John Hillcoat
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy
Supporting actors Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan, Chris McGarry, Tim Tolin, Gary Oldman, Lew Temple, Marcus Hester, Bill Camp, Alex Van, Noah Taylor, Mark Ashworth, Tom Proctor, Bruce McKinnon, Eric Mendenhall, Toni Byrd
Studio The Weinstein Company
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Great acting and good story.
Nick11
This movie lacks character development, story line development, insight and explanations, and a plot.
ReBacigalupo
I would not pay money to watch this movie it is boring and waste of time .
bob

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By The Lone Angler on December 4, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I won't paraphrase the storyline as others have done here so well. I will add that the moment
I hit play on the BD Player, I was so engrosed in the film I realized I was still sitting
on the edge of my seat after the first 20 minutes before I made myself comfortable, and never once hit pause.

I was riveted by Tom Hardy's acting, his portrayal was an original. It did not rely on a particular accent, clothing, make-up, mental defect or resemblance to a historical figure. He created an intelligent backwoods bootlegger, who despite his profession and its violence, lived by a code so strong that he appeared invincible. The glimpses of his tenderness he allowed himself were profoundly felt. The film was satisfying in its cinematography, cast, and story.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Rainer Rocks on December 5, 2012
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I really enjoyed this movie despite the reviews at the time it came out.

Ignore any online reviews by the so called media reviewers because this
movie is well worth it.

I enjoyed it so much I bought some books here at amazon regarding this slice of history
of alcohol prohibition in America.

The acting was superb.

It shows the rampant corruption among politicians and the police forces and shows the story of one family (3 brothers)
who refused to pay the currupt politicians who had the police do their dirty work.

Rent it ..it's a 4 star movie.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Nick11 on November 29, 2012
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This film is worth the watch. Great acting and good story.Old gangster movie with lots of action and gives good insight of times during the moonshine era.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Janet Hickox on December 6, 2012
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I thought overall this movie was very good! The slow start almost had me turn it off, but I am glad that I didn't because I really enjoyed it. The characters were all very interesting...and well acted. I would recommend watching the movie, and sticking with it through the slow beginning.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Diana L. Cain on January 13, 2013
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My gosh this movie was so good we watched it twice! It came highly recommended and the story line was interesting to me to begin with. It was based on fact and had a really good cast of actors. I had to change my view of Shia after this movie. I also highly recommend this movie - rather violent but not for the sake of gore.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Klo on December 31, 2012
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My title about sums it up. I didn't think I would like the movie because Shia Labeouf is in it. I was pleasantly surprised. It was a really good movie. Not too gory. It actually seemed pretty realistic. I would watch it again.
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Format: Blu-ray
"Lawless" was one of the movies that I most looked forward to this year! A period piece about the outlaw Bondurant family of Virginia, the movie has gritty action set in the time of Prohibition. What's not to love? It also features an incredible A-list cast including Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, and Mia Wasikowska. An impressive collection! It was also written by the eternally cool Nick Cave inspired by the fantastic biography "The Wettest County in the World." On paper, this had the potential to be one of the best film's of the year. And yet, something never really connected with me about "Lawless." It's a well made film, to be sure, but the story and its characters just didn't come alive enough to separate this from other Prohibition era dramas that have preceded it. I felt like I'd seen this tale many times before, and oftentimes with more depth. "Lawless" may still be worth seeing (especially for the cast), it just never felt particularly special to me. And that was a huge let-down.

LaBeouf, Hardy, and Jason Clarke play the Bondurant brothers. As local bootleggers, they developed into regional legends. Deemed indestructible, they ruled the roost in Franklin County. But situations started to turn tense as the corrupt officials (fronted by an oily Pearce) wanted to get in on the profits. The Bondurants, led by a scary Hardy, were not one to bend and a battle of wills ensue. The youngest brother (LaBeouf) attempts to take a larger role and enlists the aid of a notorious gangster (Oldman) to keep the family in power. The movie is structured as a series of escalating confrontations and the violence is well orchestrated and choreographed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 13, 2012
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One of the best movies I've seen in a long time! This movie was absoutley fantastic! Kept me on the edge of my seat, yet it still made me cry at the end! I would recommend this movie to anyone!
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