Coming after The Proposition and The Road, I had great expectations for Lawless, a prohibition-era film that follows the true story of the Bondurant brothers in the early 1930’s, played by Hardy, Clarke and LaBeouf (who feels out of place constantly), but I was left feeling disapointed when it failed to deliver on what initial expectation I had given the actors and writers involved here. The performances were generally good with Pearce, Hardy and co offering some great moments, both blackly funny and violent, with beautiful cinematography throughout. Whilst the violence is plentyful, gritty and brutal and always created superbly, Lawless fails to deliver an in-depth and interesting plot and that features too much LaBeouf.
Thought it was about time I put this up. Image from: Lawless, (2012), [ONLINE]. Available here