Hardcore (1979)

"Oh my God, that's my daughter." So read the advertising copy of Hardcore. George C. Scott plays Jake Van Dorn, a man of means and conservative values who discovers that his precious daughter is appearing in X-rated films.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 14, 2004
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Hardcore is a softcore porn film that needed to be hardcore to have street cred as a believable investigative film about the porn industry.

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Victoria Alexander

Schrader;s gritty NYC runaway thriller.

Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Scott gives a terrific performance

Scott Weinberg

A big throbbing stress-headache of a movie, but you won't be able to turn it off.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Strong internal drama.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Distasteful and dull

Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Though Hardcore's so-called gritty images do have the power to disturb, it's because we're intrinsically aware of their psychic scourge on the hero

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Hardcore is a vivid and convincing parable about the dangers of spiritual pride.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A good thriller, very dramatic and cool, it really feels like the end of the 70s.
Patrick Dolan
To put it one way: It's Alice in Wonderland if Alice dove head first in the rabbit hole. Then say she gets rather involved as wonderland build to a frothy… More
Michael S
I can`t believe this has become so forgotten. It`s a great film and C. Scott gives one of his best performances.
James Bond, Jr.
This shit is crazy!
Alec Barniskis
I felt that a lot of it was Paul Schrader rehashing 'Taxi Driver', only with a more stable protagonist. That shouldn't suggest that its bad, as I… More
Christopher Brown
Disturbing flick with great performances. Schrader don't need no Scorcese to make a classic.