When the law became corrupt, outlaws became heroes.
Not currently showing on the local cinema circuit.
Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska
|Nick Cave, from the novel by Matt Bondurant
|Nick Cave, Warren Ellis
|Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
|Benaroya Pictures, FilmNation Entertainment, Annapurna Pictures, Blum Handon Allen Films, Pie Films Inc., Red Wagon Productions, Yupaipa Films
|Strong, frequent vulgar expressions
|Moderately implied sexual activity, infrequent
|Strong, frequent, with focus on the wounds and the bloody details, within context, mostly brief scenes.
|Mild, infrequent within context
|Infrequent exclamations like God damn, Jesus Christ. Mild impact.
|Strong, frequent, but not exploitive, not glamourised, within context and permeates the entire film.
|The panel agreed that a 16 DLNV is appropriate for this film because of the way they were treated. The classifiable elements have strong impact with language, violence and drugs occuring frequently. Nudity is infrequent but the impact is strong.
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.
|Sex / Nudity
|Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
|Alcohol / Drugs
|Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
|Tense Family Scenes
|Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
Kate Erbland Lawless is a minor classic in the making. But minor it will remain, as even with quality ingredients, the film never quite mixes together to deliver a potent brew.
|Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert Lawless is a well-made film about ignorant and violent people. Like the recent Killer Joe, I can only admire this film's craftsmanship and acting, and regret its failure to rise above them.
C. Fuchs Not as intoxicating as it likely could have been.
Tomatometer Grim, bloody, and utterly flawed, Lawless doesn't quite achieve the epic status it strains for, but it's too beautifully filmed and powerfully acted to dismiss.
|Movie Review Query Engine
|Movie Review Intelligence
What the People say
Average .. 64%