Brothers Tom Hardy, Jason Clark and Shia LaBeouf protecting and defending their turf, honor and alcohol.
This is LAWLESS, the bloody new prohibition drama set during the depression era in 1930’s Franklin, Virginia as the local clan of bootleggers is about to be muscled out by rival distillers and a corrupt U.S. Marshal who wants his cut.
And he’s going to show these bushwackers who’s boss.
“You fucking hicks are a sideshow.”
Yeap, these three brothers helped built the American dream in what became crime’s first major gold rush.
Rounding out the R-rated action are Gary Oldman as Chicago mobster Floyd Banner and Jessica Chastain as ex showgirl Maggie who escaped the trashy glitz of Chicago in favor of the Bondurant brothers in them thar hills.
LAWLESS is based on—no inspired by— The Wettest County In The World and is allegedly a true story.
Whatever it is, it’s a violent, slow moving character-driven drama. A good guys outlaws bootlegging tale complete with a bad case of tar and feathering.
“We control the fear. And without the fear we’re as good as dead.”
It’s gangster meets western this holiday weekend at the movies.
LAWLESS raises 3 out of 5 brutal yet rollicking and stylish fingers.
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