MoviePass Review: Lawless

Set in “the wettest county in the world,” it should come as no surprise when Lawless comes off as a bit wishy-washy. But blood is thicker than moonshine, and though the story is a bit thin in some sections, the bloody violence takes center stage along with a handful of strong performances. Director John HIllcoat and writer Nick Cave are a bit less focused here than they were in their previous collaboration, The Proposition. The immediacy and urgency of The Proposition is nowhere to be seen in Lawless. Perhaps it’s something to do with the difference in setting. Perhaps the harsh Australian desert lends itself to that sense of urgency, while the lush rolling hills of Franklin County, Virginia invite one to wander. Continue reading at →

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