The Hard Word
The Hard Word (2003)

Three brothers who would argue that crime does pay have a hard time getting their fair share of the proceeds in this witty action thriller from Australia. Dale Twentyman (Guy Pearce) and his brothers, Mal (Damien Richardson) and Shane (Joel… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 13, 2003
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This caper flick lacks the originality necessary to elevate it above other films of its genre.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

It is at most a middling effort.

Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News

Just when you think you've got it all figured out, there's another disorienting jolt.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Undemanding derivative caper film.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

The movie-jaded will dismiss The Hard Word as just another slick heist flick with a band of burglar buddies. Too bad for their cynical souls. They'll be missing a grand (theft) time.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

'Amiable' is an odd way to describe a crime drama that contains wall-spattering amounts of bloodshed, but it fits The Hard Word.

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Brian Mckay

A nearly unrecognizable Guy Pearce gives a solid performance in an otherwise forgettable film

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Roberts stuffs the film with clever twists that keep us one step behind the plot, which is where you want to be in a heist picture.

Tom Long
Detroit News

A Tarantino-esque mishmash of tough crime cliches spit out in Aussie accents.

Tom Grealis
RTÉ (Ireland)

You always get the feeling here that Roberts never actually knows where he's going with it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Khris N
Watch this if ur into Snatch and Lock Stock style movies - this Aussie version is a great movie along those lines - and worth watching - If your aussie… More
Brendan Nicholls
poor heist film with silly plotting. pearce is good in the lead but the whole plan and characters are very one dimensional