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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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