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Watch: 'Lawless' Red Band Trailer

The Bondurant brothers aren't to be trifled with

Tom Hardy in Lawless
Tom Hardy in Lawless
Photo: The Weinstein Co.

After seeing Lawless at Cannes I can't say I've necessarily thought of it all that much since. I really liked Tom Hardy in the role of Forrest Bondurant, the leader of the bootlegging Bondurant brothers that come head-to-head with the new law that's come strolling into Franklin County, Virginia in 1931. Guy Pearce certainly plays up the villain role and you can see just what I mean written all over his face in this newly released red band trailer for the film, which hits theaters next Friday, August 29.

Co-starring with Hardy and Pearce are Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke as the two other Bondurant brothers, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Gary Oldman. The film is directed by John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition) and it's one I would definitely suggest you give a look. Here's how I summed up my review, which you can read right here:

John Hillcoat's Lawless has only a couple of minor infractions preventing it from being an out-and-out excellent feature, but that doesn't stop this brutally violent take on the Prohibition-era moon-shining siblings, the Bondurant brothers, from being endlessly entertaining.

And that about sums it up, violent and entertaining, but it's missing a little something to push it over the top. Give the trailer a look below and if you want more on the film click here.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/jmbenesh/ Jordan B.

    I love how the ad prior to this trailer is for One in the Chamber.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Aleonardis/ Aleonardis

    The way they're advertising this movie is setting people up for disappointment. Reminds me of the marketing for Public Enemies. That movie has a much more serious tone than this one. This is like Public Enemies done by the looney tunes.

    And how does Gary Oldman get third billing when he's in it for less than seven minutes? Either way, like Brad said, it's still entertaining. Nothing to really rave about though.

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    It's looks awesome.

    Pearce & Oldman look in rare form.

    Hardy looks great, and Shia LeBeouf doesn't look like a disaster.