Directed By: John Hillcoat (The Road)
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska
Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language and sexuality/nudity
Run Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes
Synopsis: In the middle of Prohibition-era Virginia, Forrest Bondurant (Hardy) and his brothers Jack (LaBeouf) and Howard make and bootleg the best alcohol in the area. When local authorities start looking for a cut and bring in Special Deputy Rakes (Pearce) to crack down on them, tempers and blood start to run.
Andrew: Hello readers! Sarah and I hit up the local AMC tonight to catch an early evening showing of this week’s new R-rated drama Lawless, starring a personal fav of ours in Tom Hardy, as well as Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska.
It’s based on a true story about the bootlegging Bondurant brothers in Prohibition-era Virginia who fought against local authorities who tried to extort them into sharing their profits. This is one we’ve been looking forward to because we’ve been seeing the trailers for a while now and it looked gritty, it looked like it had a lot of drama involved and it had a great cast.
So now that we’ve seen Lawless, Sarah, what did you think?
Sarah: I was thoroughly impressed! It was a long movie that had a slow burn; it’s a very well done period piece. It’s incredibly engaging in both the cinematic aspects as well as the acting involved.