The basic conflict of the movie isnt between Hardys clan of bootlegging Bondurants and Guy Pearces vicious, greedy Chicago lawman. Its between de facto leader Forrest Bondurant (Hardy) and his little brother Jack (LaBeouf). Where Forrest uses his local-legend status and massive bulk as quiet gua
The slow unwinding of character development and Bondurant family history mirrors so well the lazy feel of living in backwoods Virginia. I enjoyed Tom Hardys character, Forrest Bondurant, as a man of invincibility and few words whose grunts were followed by much laughter. I found myself loathing Gu
Date: Aug 31, 2012
Review: John Hillcoat's 'Lawless' Has Energy Despite Imperfect Script
Once again Hillcoat delivers striking visual and overall air of foreboding. Once Pearce's lawman stands up to the feared Forrest Bondurant, events are set in motion that carry the narrative through. Though the antagonist disappears for long stretches, his presence is always there, fitted right in ambefore Lawless. Thanks, Bronson. With Forrest Bondurant, he has to run a wide range, the threatening sturdiness in his early scenes helping to push that legendary status the real man acquired. Forrest comes off like a king of the mountain here, standing atop and waiting for someone to come knock him off.
hree brothers in Franklin County, Va., go into business selling moonshine out of common glass jars - nothing fancy going on here. Forrest Bondurant (Tom Hardy) is strong and implacable. The youngest brother, Jack (Shia LaBeouf), is engaging and enterprising, someone who would be at home in the city.
Date: Aug 29, 2012
Bootlegger flick 'Lawless' like a bracing shot of moonshine
o other actor, apart from Gary Oldmans brief appearance, commands your attention as much as Hardy. The Dark Knight Rises star gives a full-bodied, brutish and often charming performance as Forrest Bondurant. Hardy brings levels of quirks and mannerisms to Forrest, giving the bootlegging big brot
llaborator of Hillcoat's since film school create the texture of Lawless, a story set less in a living organism of an Appalachian community than on a symbolic battleground of rising mass-market commercialism, a struggle between the self-sufficient integrity of mom-and-pop localism (Forrest Bondurant) an
Hardy, for example free, finally, of Bains crablike mask stays deep inside bootlegger Forrest Bondurant. He keeps his emotions as close to his vest as a poker players inside straight; he doesnt so much speak as snort, like a horse fighting the bridle.
Date: Aug 29, 2012
The Cool Kids in Cannes: A 'Lawless' Afterparty With Megan Ellison and Friends
Tom Hardy squeezes by and chats briefly about playing Forrest Bondurant; at first he was offered the middle brother role of Howard, since Ryan Gosling was slated to play Forrest. But Gosllng fell out and Hardy eventually got the role he wanted in a performance that is winning high praise. Hardy said
Date: May 19, 2012
The Wettest County in the World-Guy Pearce,Ga...
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