Saturday, December 8, 2012
Enough about the misleading title. The real story is about three bothers who are just'a good ol' boys, never meanin' no harm, makin' their way the only way they know how but that's just a little bit more than the law will allow. There's also some stuff about the different women in their lives, but it all goes exactly as you would expect. Actually the entire film goes pretty much by the numbers. Mild violence, pretty women, potentially epic story material told with a pathetically average script, good acting by supporting actor Dane DeHaan, pretty scenery and a disappointingly small role by Gary Oldman. When I heard about this film I was imagining all kinds of exciting gun battles, old timey slang and ultraviolence with a breakneck pace, but instead LAWLESS just putters along and never really goes anywhere. Worth a watch, but just barely. I know I'll never watch it ever again. If you need me I'll be in my room drinkin' some corn squeezin's.