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Lawless
Shia Labeouf and Jason Clarke




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Three rebellious, bootlegging brothers find the elusive American Dream within their reach, and fight to maintain their grip as powerful urban gangsters reap the rewards of their hard work in this sprawling Great Depression-era crime drama from director John Hillcoat (THE ROAD, THE PROPOSITION). At the height of Prohibition, ambitious country boy Jack Bondurant dreams of becoming "Public Enemy #1" while reaping all the benefits that go with the gangster lifestyle. By expanding his family's moonshining business, he plots to launch a vast criminal empire while winning the heart of beautiful Amish girl Bertha. With his older, intimidating brother Howard by his side, Jack has the brawn to get the job done, too. But they need a strong leader to guide them -- a responsibility that falls on their eldest sibling Forrest. Stoic and stalwart, Forrest is the kind of man who holds his cards close, and places a high value on character. Meanwhile, as the three siblings rise to power while battling treachery on both sides of the law, a mysterious woman named Maggie appears out of nowhere, prompting the thoughtful Forrest to question the true price of his outlaw ways.

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Overview

Three rebellious, bootlegging brothers find the elusive American Dream within their reach, and fight to maintain their grip as powerful urban gangsters reap the rewards of their hard work in this sprawling Great Depression-era crime drama from director John Hillcoat (THE ROAD, THE PROPOSITION). At the height of Prohibition, ambitious country boy Jack Bondurant dreams of becoming "Public Enemy #1" while reaping all the benefits that go with the gangster lifestyle. By expanding his family's moonshining business, he plots to launch a vast criminal empire while winning the heart of beautiful Amish girl Bertha. With his older, intimidating brother Howard by his side, Jack has the brawn to get the job done, too. But they need a strong leader to guide them -- a responsibility that falls on their eldest sibling Forrest. Stoic and stalwart, Forrest is the kind of man who holds his cards close, and places a high value on character. Meanwhile, as the three siblings rise to power while battling treachery on both sides of the law, a mysterious woman named Maggie appears out of nowhere, prompting the thoughtful Forrest to question the true price of his outlaw ways.

Main Cast & Crew

John Hillcoat - Director
Shia LaBeouf
Tom Hardy
Jessica Chastain
Gary Oldman
Guy Pearce
Mia Wasikowska
Noah Taylor
Jason Clarke
Dane DeHaan
Lew Temple

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 116
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 013132472997
  • Genre: Crime
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity)
  • Release Date: November 2012

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Rags To Riches
Crime
Gangsters

 

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Reviews:
"The sheer appreciation LAWLESS has for its characters and its setting makes it a pleasure to settle into..." - 08/28/2012 Movieline


4 stars out of 5 -- "Filled to the brim with top-shelf performances from an impressive cast, and with enough well-executed violence to keep moviegoers of all stripes wide awake, LAWLESS is a minor classic in the making." - 08/28/2012 Box Office


"LAWLESS is a solid outlaw adventure..." - 09/13/2012 Rolling Stone


"[A] sturdy piece of traditionalism....Hardy's presence is compelling..." -- Grade: B - 09/07/2012 Entertainment Weekly


3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he grit and dramatic thrills lie with the brooding power players: Hardy, Gary Oldman's underused kingpin, Pearce's deliciously chilling creep." - 10/01/2012 Total Film


"With his jet-black centre-parted brilliantined hair, fastidious white gloves and clamped-on sneer, Pearce grabs all his scenes with relish..." - 09/01/2012 Sight and Sound

 

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