Based on 246 votes and 68 reviews
Very good really dark and very old timey violence stuff you never see coming
2 1/2 stars for me and that was due to the violence, although that is my hang-up. Generally enjoyable and interesting yarn but I am tired of the film industry making heroes of out of these horendous criminals...police included. By the way; is Jessica Chastain in every movie lately??
One of the best movies I've seen in awhile. I wasn't going to watch it because Shia LaBoeuf was in it but it turns out he can act. For a low budget movie that didn't gross much it was excellent. I can't believe people described it as a sleeper - it certainly had me yelling in my seat.
My boyfriend and I both loved this movie. Tom Hardy was brilliant as always.
This is a very bad B movie,on second thought, this is a non-movie
a complete waste of a talented cast...borrinnggg
bring a pillow..movie was a sleeper
Loved it best movie I have seen in a long time
This was AMAZING, truly underestimated
Why wouldnt you just watch boardwalk empire
Nick cave can't write a screen play
very interesting true story. great acting all around.
Should not be rated 14a... very violent
This was one of the best movies I've seen all year. The acting was fantastic. This will certainly be added to my DVD collection.
Amazing movie! Funny, sad, action all great movie ingredients
I really enjoyed this one, I particularly liked the coming of age story of Jack. While I know it's somewhat stereotypical, I was impressed with the character development of that particular role. Plenty of action, amazing scenery and I feel that you did get a sense of how it was living during the prohibition period.
No one is indestructible.
Seen twice,exciting and realistic.
Interesting and entertaining. Even funny at times.
exciting movie, keeps you on your toes. however, towards the end it somewhat drags on.
i loved tom hardy in this movie !
academy award material
thought this movie was great, it had a great story and all the actors really embraced their roles!
great casting, very entertaining and realistic to the gritty western era.
great movie! i'm loving tom hardy! me-ow!
very good acting, i enjoyed it a lot.
Waste of time
more often that not, a movie's trailer shows us the best scenes and we come away disappointed after seeing the whole flick. not so with lawless. yes it's violent. but not any more than some of these action movies. what sts lawless apart is the depth of it's characters. tom hardy was great in inception, even better in the dark knight but really shines in this movie. great cast and kudos to john hillcoat for his vision on bringing this true story to film.
really, far too much gratuitous violence for the 14a rating. that being said, this film was beautifully filmed, with great sets and setting. acting was believable. it is refreshing to see an entire set of actors who can actually act. really appreciated the one funny moment. not a great datenight movie.
a contrast in characters.
i tend to shy away from movies that promote the glories of 'machismo' of who can be more violent than the other, or cocky ruthless bullying. well, given the context was corrupt lawmen, and illegal bootleggers making moonshine; it turned out very well done, depicting a very dark story of that era. lives all seemed dispensable, and no one was safe; and every man had to figure out how to survive 'on top' or be knocked aside as mere dead-meat. no one is invincible. a nice ending... funny... and happy. worth the see.
lawless and indestructible.
beautifully filmed, but i didn't care for guy pearce's performance at all.
lots of violence but a good movie.
so bloody. enjoyed it anyhow.
much better than i expected.
the characters were well developed and the soundtrack was great. this is a great movie to see in the theater.
great movie and truly entertaining. loved the western style theme. the actors are believable and i enjoyed watching each scene.
great story...amazing acting and prolly the best movie i've seen all year! truly fell for this movie...a must see
loved this movie - great story.
absolutely a must see. well done.
i found the movie entertaining, however i was a bit disapointed with the lack of character development during the first half of the film.