Hard Word

The Hard Word

Director: Scott Roberts

Cast: Guy Pearce, Rachel Griffiths, Robert Taylor

     
 
Guy Pearce and Rachel Griffiths star in the 2002 crime caper The Hard Word, released on DVD from Artisan with a widescreen transfer. English audio is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Subtitles are available in English and Spanish. Closed captions are also accessible. There are no special features to speak of.

Overview

Guy Pearce and Rachel Griffiths star in the 2002 crime caper The Hard Word, released on DVD from Artisan with a widescreen transfer. English audio is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. Subtitles are available in English and Spanish. Closed captions are also accessible. There are no special features to speak of.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Todd Kristel
There's nothing remotely original about this caper flick filled with stock characters and cartoonish violence, but it's still fairly enjoyable until it becomes muddled near the end and degenerates into what seems like several different finales strung together. Guy Pearce, Damien Richardson, and Joel Edgerton provide engaging performances and manage to flesh out their less-than-complex roles as thieving siblings; Kate Atkinson and Rhondda Findleton both make a strong impression in small roles as a getaway driver and prison counselor, respectively; and while Rachel Griffiths doesn't provide any new twists on the femme fatale tradition, she seems to be enjoying herself even though her performance is somewhat wooden at times. Unfortunately, Robert Taylor doesn't add enough pizzazz to his role as a crooked lawyer to make him seem interesting, and his character's idea for the big heist is hardly the most clever plan ever shown in a motion picture. The movie isn't particularly suspenseful either, despite plenty of plot twists and double-crosses. But that isn't a fatal flaw since this film is played for laughs. Some of the humor seems forced, but enough of it works to make this film entertaining, although it's hardly a must see.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/2003
UPC:
0031398101123
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
74,996

Special Features

Closed Caption; Director/writer commentary; Storyboard to screen; Behind the scenes; Isolated music track; Music video "Opening Theme"; Cast & crew information; 'Meatierology"- a glossary of Butcher Speak

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Guy Pearce Dale Twentyman
Rachel Griffiths Carol Twentyman
Robert Taylor Frank Malone
Joel Edgerton Shane Twentyman
Damien Richardson Mal Twentyman
Rhondda Findleton Jane Moore
Kate Atkinson Pamela
Vince Colosimo Det. Mick Kelly
Paul Sonkkila Det. Jack O'Riordan
Kim Gyngell Paul
Dorian Nkono Tarzan

Technical Credits
Scott Roberts Director,Screenwriter
Brian J. Breheny Cinematographer
Brendan Campbell Asst. Director
Al Clark Producer
Martin Connor Editor
Hilary Davis Executive Producer
Gareth Jones Executive Producer
Paddy Reardon Production Designer
Ann Robinson Casting
Terry Ryan Costumes/Costume Designer
John Schiefelbein Sound/Sound Designer
Jeff Thorp Art Director
David Thrussell Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Titles/ You're a Prince, Mate [4:16]
2. Taost with the Fancy Stuff [3:28]
3. The Welch Job [2:42]
4. Working on a Dream [4:18]
5. The Hitch [3:33]
6. Genius of the Family [1:39]
7. Don't Be Like That [9:42]
8. Relationship Rescue [5:30]
9. The Big One [6:42]
10. Back to the Butcherin' [3:19]
11. Feeling Better [3:36]
12. The Creaky House [7:16]
13. Into Position [3:21]
14. The Golden Boys [3:21]
15. Nobody Gets Hurt [2:30]
16. On the Hoof [3:33]
17. Better Than Christmas Dinner [4:12]
18. The Big Cow [5:18]
19. The Big Bad Wolf [5:43]
20. Brazil [4:43]
21. Smuggler's Rest [4:54]
22. Just Another Animal [4:18]
23. No More Sharing [2:02]
24. End Titles [3:10]

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