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Lawless

(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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The true story of the infamous Bondurant brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic outlaw tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant's family in his novel The Wettest County in the World, the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation's most notorious crime wave.
Title: Lawless
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Publisher: [United States] : The Weinstein Company Home Entertainment, c2012.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Release date: Nov. 27, 2012.
Based on the novel "The wettest county in the world" by Matt Bondurant.
Summary: The true story of the infamous Bondurant brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic outlaw tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant's family in his novel The Wettest County in the World, the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation's most notorious crime wave.
Audience: MPAA Rating R.
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Statement of Responsibility: writers: Matt Bondurant, Nick Cave ; director: John Hillcoat
Credits: Director, John Hillcoat.
Performers: Guy Pearce, Shia Labeouf, Jason Clarke, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska.
System Details: DVD.
Other Language: English or French dialogue; English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Distilling, Illicit Virginia Drama. Criminal behavior Drama. Organized crime Drama. Brothers Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.
Action and adventure films.
Topical Term: Distilling, Illicit
Criminal behavior
Organized crime
Brothers
Publisher No: WC24729
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Sep 29, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not the Gangster thrill ride that i thought this was going to be.It's actually slick,but not slick enough period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 01, 2014
  • slarsen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Hillbillies! Moonshine! Prohibition! Hey, what could go wrong here? Maybe some power plays between the law and the lawless? Without trying to sound sexist I think this movie is more a man's movie than a woman's. I liked the music (Emmylou Harris), and I liked the casting. I gave the movie an extra star for Shia Labeouf who has become a consummate actor. I would say Labeouf carried the major part of this movie. I recommend it.

Apr 23, 2014
  • arrina rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Don't waste your time. Slow, weird, and boring. I shut it off after about 30 mins.

Apr 07, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This is a very slow gangster movie. The fact that it is based on a true story helps it overall. Not one of my favourites but watchable

Nov 27, 2013
  • Matisse rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Story gets bogged down, but its still an entertaining, if not violent movie, about a bunch of handsome hillbilly gangsters.

Aug 14, 2013
  • docjnsuss rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Based on a true life story Lawless explores bootlegging (moonshine) operations during Prohibition. Set in Franklin County Virginia, a haven for moonshiners, the Bondurant brothers established a lucrative business selling their moonshine in their store and making deliveries elsewhere. A corrupt Special Deputy arrives in the county and shakes down all of the local operations. The Bondurant brothers refused to pay setting up a series of confrontations. The movie is pretty violent but the story is nevertheless entertaining.

Jul 03, 2013
  • velloxal rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

American corruption during Alcohol prohibition. Who can you trust... Who can do business with you? How can you live against Gang?

Jun 09, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

May 21, 2013
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Lawless” is based on the family story of the Bondurant brothers who were country moonshiners in Virginia during Prohibition. Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf play two of the brothers and their acting and the direction of John Hillcoat is so good, that soon you forget that you are watching actors. This movie has just the right mix of character development and shootouts and threatened shootouts that you really know who is doing the shooting and you care who about who is involved in the mayhem.

May 11, 2013
  • duane767 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I wish I had more time to have gone through the Blu Ray special features and to have watched the movie with the commentary. I have an interest in movies that are based on true stories. Anyway, other than that, the quality of the movie was ok. Guy Pearce is great as an absolutely ruthless and hateable villain. Not a 'must watch' in my opinion.

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Jul 29, 2013
  • andrewfr6 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 03, 2014
  • SEBoiko rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: brief Female Nudity!

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May 01, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Forrest Bondurant (to his brother Jack, who's been beaten to a pulp by Deputy Rakes): "...It is not the violence that sets men apart, alright... it is the distance that he is prepared to go."

Apr 27, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“Respectability is the punishment of the wild.”-Margaret Mitchell

Apr 27, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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