Love the Hard Way
Love the Hard Way (2003)

Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 6, 2003
DVD Release Date: October 28, 2003
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Feels like it was crafted by an outsider, with the cliche-filled dialogue reading like a rough translation.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

There must be some reason to worry over the fate of these people, but it's not in the movie.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

To say the love story was hard to believe, is putting it mildly--it was impossible to fathom.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

One of those films where great acting and occasionally brilliant dialogue attempt to overcome an unbelievable plot and a cowardly Hollywood ending.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Heartfelt but fatally overwrought romantic melodrama.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

The biggest flaw in Love the Hard Way is its total inability to coherently convey the passage of time.

Misha Berson
Seattle Times

Brody pulls the juggling act off -- bringing to mind some riveting cinematic misfits before him, from Brando to McQueen to Pacino.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

As character studies of Jack and Claire, it is daring and inventive, and worthy of comparison with the films of a French master of criminal psychology like Jean-Pierre Melville.

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Kim Morgan

Though the lanky, dreamy-eyed Brody shows range, he's got a dorky quality that's hard to dismiss -- his strutting his stuff sends eyes rolling.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Marcus Woolcott
A tragic love story with too much tragedy and not enough love.
Leo L
An interesting movie! Adrien Brody and Charlotte Ayanna are phenomenal. Intriguing story plot, but sad and tragic.