The Hard Word (2002)

The Hard Word (2002)

Released: 2002
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Genre
Director: Scott Roberts
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Rachel Griffiths, Guy Pearce, ,
Run time: 102 min
IMDb: 6/10
Country: Australia
Views: 42223

Synopsis

Storyline:
Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time. Crime can most certainly pay, if you “know wot I mean?” However when sex and greed rear-up between the good crims and the bad cops, the consequences are both bizarre and fatal.
Written by
Noel C. Bailey <[email protected]>
User Reviews: With lots of holiday time on my hands, decided to tape this and watch later. Didn’t particularly want to see it, but figured it was worth a chance.

The story is about 3 bank-robbing brothers, caught up in a mess with a bunch of crooked cops. They basically keep spending time between robbing banks and prison. When a huge heist opportunity comes their way, revolving around the Melbourne Cup, they see their chance to get out for good with a nice lump sum of cash money.

The cast is solid, featuring Guy Pearce (Mike from "Neighbours"), Joel Edgerton and Rachel Griffiths, the storyline is OK, but the story just bugged me. The language is pretty rough, there’s some odd sexual content and the movie really starts to drag. A lot more effort should have gone into the heist scenes than some of the stuff they dabbled in (eg relationships, mental health, salmonella) with no depth, making it pointless.

Had potential, but went nowhere.

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