Sunday, November 18, 2012
Lawless (2012): Tom Hardy
Another great, physical performance for Tom playing the invincible Forrest Bondurant. He is a shy, simple man who only really wants to enjoy a drink near the fire with his family but is forced to constantly battle for survival. He doesn't talk much, and when he does, it's usually a disapproval of some sort towards his enemies or younger brothers. He is a tough, hardened man, a fighter. It's hard to find a better actor for this type of character these days.
Career-wise Tom has nothing left to prove in the world of cinematic violence. He is already at the top of that niche and will remain there for the foreseeable future. This movie didn't do well enough to strongly impact his status, but he has Mad Max coming up next year, and then Everest is looking very interesting as well, so the future looks very secure.
Still, a small grade bump is in order.
Grade change: 79--->80. Hello, 80's.
Tom Hardy data sheet
Image: The Weinstein Company