Hardware (1990)

Richard Stanley's cyberpunk thriller stars Dylan McDermott as Mo, a survivor of a post-apocalyptic future world who makes a living selling salvaged machinery. When some robot parts he's collected rebuild themselves, the reborn… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 14, 1990
DVD Release Date: May 6, 2003
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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

One of those lovingly crafted movies where ingenuity and enthusiasm overcome the budgetary limitations.

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Brian Orndorf

Nearly two decades later, Hardware retains its merciless poise, and while the filmmaker has slipped into obscurity, his finest work still lunges for the throat.

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Widgett Walls

Surprisingly capable sci-fi/monster thriller. And the soundtrack is so cool it can kill from fifty yards away.

Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Stanley's attempts at visual stylishness are so relentless they preclude the simple act of telling a good tale.

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Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

They say all you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun. But if you've got a girl and a killer robot, then you're really onto something.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Fantastic "future shock" movie about a killer robot run amuck in a postnuclear future. Not to be missed!

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Shut up. Try to pay attention.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Stanley is nothing if not a master of efficient filmmaking.

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Scott Weinberg

If the story were as involving as the visual style...

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xGary Xx
A scavenger in a post-apocalyptic wasteland uncovers the remains of a robotic assassin which rebuilds itself and runs amok in a civilian apartment building.… More
_kelly .King
This begins with a tight dystopic aesthetic but it loses its way when it confines itself to the one set - a main character's apartment - for the majority… More
Lee ?
Post-apocalyptic, cyberpunk horror based on a short comic book story called "Shok" about a self-repairing combat cyborg that terrorizes a lady in an… More
Nicki Marie
Trashy, but kind of watchable.
Alex roy
Crtics have hailed Hardware as a misunderstood post apocalyptic masterpiece in the tradition of Mad Max. Having watched it, I initially had mixed feelings… More
David Ladd
I must admit I am a huge fan of under-estimated, enigmatic South African director Richard Stanley Like his magnificent masterpiece, Dust Devil, Hardware deals… More