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This review is from: Lawless [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Lawless nearly gets 5 stars from me. Based on true events, it tells the story of the Bondurant brothers - Jack, Howard and Forrest; a family of notorious bootleggers during the prohibition years.
The acting is top-notch from everyone involved, with Guy Pearce giving a sterling performance as a particularly nasty and creepy bad guy. Surprising, Shia LeBeouf put in a good performance too.
The scenery is stunning and the film is shot beautifully. The props, costumes and setting all do a great job of making you believe you're back in that era.
The violence is sparse but shocking when it happens. I thoroughly enjoyed the film, the ending was a slight disappointment but real life is rarely as dramatic as cinema... Although it still managed to come close.