October 07, 2012

Lawless (2012)

Directed by: John Hillcoat
Country: USA

Plot: Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Review: So much was expected from John Hillcoat's "Lawless", which script was written by Nick Cave, (as in 2005’s "The Proposition"), but the final result was not so memorable. The movie is about three outlawed brothers, who had the monopoly of alcohol sales in Virginia, even in probation time. Everything changes with the arrival of Charlie Rakes from Chicago, who was determined to "clean" the city. We can't really say that the movie is incapable of entertaining. What we can say is that it could have been less superficial in many aspects, including its underdeveloped characters and wobbly plot. Guy Pearce's performance stands out above all the rest.

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