Harsh Times


An ex-army Ranger is having trouble dealing with what he experienced during his service. He finds some solace in his Mexican girlfriend, and tries to get her a visa to come to the States. When he has trouble finding a job, he drifts into a downward spiral fueled by alcohol and drugs, leading to more violent behaviour. When forced to choose between his lady and a violent career abroad, he and some buddies head down to Mexico for one last rave. But he is already at snapping point...

113 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Crime, Drama.

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Credits

Cast
Christian Bale, Armando Cantina, Freddy Rodriguez, Eva Longoria, Kenneth Choi, Tammy Trull, Terry Crews, Robert Dahey, Samantha Esteban
Director
David Ayer
ScreenplayDavid Ayer
MusicGraeme Revell
CinematographySteve Mason
EditingConrad Buff
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2005
Produced byAndrea Sperling Productions, Crave Films, Harsh Time LLC

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageFrequently strong, used abusively and gratuitously
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequently intense to extreme
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThere is no positive resolution to the story, but self-destruction arising from lack of purpose in life compounded by psychological trauma arising from war experience.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
0
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
4
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Debashine Thangevelo
5
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg
5
Cape Times
Michael Ordoña
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
12
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
BBC
Matthew Leyland
10
Box Office
Shlomo Schwartzberg
8
eye Weekly
Norman Wilner
1
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Adam Naymanr
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15
ScreenIt
10

What the People say

Internet
2345 Netizens
15

Average .. 44%

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