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"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. Desperately making his way through the sub-rosa world of pornography, Van Dorn talks to pimps, prostitutes, and other such sterling individuals in hopes of locating his daughter and dragging her home. At one point, he falsely advertises himself as a porn producer in hopes that his little girl will show up for an interview. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hardcore is a softcore porn film that needed to be hardcore to have street cred as a believable investigative film about the porn industry."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Schrader;s gritty NYC runaway thriller."
‑ Victoria Alexander, FilmsInReview.com
"Scott gives a terrific performance"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"A big throbbing stress-headache of a movie, but you won't be able to turn it off."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Strong internal drama."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Distasteful and dull"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"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"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Hardcore is a vivid and convincing parable about the dangers of spiritual pride."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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