Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits."

Overall Ranking: 1799 (Rank from 2012: # 76)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 72.22%
Half-Popped 27.78%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Kevin McCarthy80(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology80(full review)
Cirque du Cinema80(full review)
Dan O'Neill80 - There’s nothing new or original about this take on a pair of bootleggers in the 30′s, but Lawless still provides a good story, with some very good performances from the ensemble cast, and plenty of action and violence to satisfy anybody’s late-Summer needs. Just make sure that THIS Tom Hardy doesn’t tell The Dark Knight Rises Tom Hardy you weren’t fully satisfied, then you may be screwed.
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Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest78
Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews74(full review)
Bryan Lienesch72 - Tom Hardy is quickly becoming one of my new favorite actors. Here, he is the absolute best thing about this film.
Movie Evangelist70(full review)
Josh of Classicblanca70(full review)
Thomas Pollock70
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread68(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik65 - It lacks real tension and drama but the great performances, style, production and gruesome scenes make this film rather enjoyable.
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Angry Vader61(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown61(full review)
David Baruffi52(full review)
Patrick Devitt50
Dave Examines Movies50

People Involved

  • Tom Hardy (Forrest Bondurant)
  • Jessica Chastain (Maggie Beauford)
  • Shia LaBeouf (Jack Bondurant)
  • Guy Pearce (Special Agent Charlie Rakes)
  • Mia Wasikowska (Bertha Minnix)
  • Noah Taylor (Gummy Walsh)
  • Jason Clarke (Howard Bondurant)
  • Dane DeHaan (Cricket Pate)
  • Lew Temple (Deputy Henry Abshire)
  • Gary Oldman (Floyd Banner)
  • Chris McGarry (Danny)
  • Tom Hardy (Forrest Bondurant)
  • Guy Pearce (Charlie Rakes)
  • Mia Wasikowska (Bertha Minnix)
  • Jessica Chastain (Maggie Beauford)
  • Chris McGarry (Danny)
  • Gary Oldman (Floyd Banner)
  • Lew Temple (Deputy Henry Abshire)
  • Marcus Hester (Deputy Jeff Richards)
  • Bill Camp (Sheriff Hodges)
  • Alex Van (Tizwell Minnix)
  • Noah Taylor (Gummy Walsh)
  • Dylan Tichenor (Director)
  • Matt Bondurant (Director)
  • Nick Cave (Director)