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Harsh Times (2005) (2006)

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Christian Bale Christian Bale
Jim Luther Davis
Freddy Rodríguez Freddy Rodríguez
Mike Alonzo
Eva Longoria Eva Longoria
Sylvia
Chaka Forman Chaka Forman
Toussant
Tammy Trull Tammy Trull
Marta
J.K. Simmons J.K. Simmons
Agent Richards
Michael Monks Michael Monks
Agent Hollenbeck


Written by
David Ayer David Ayer
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9 years, 5 months ago at Jun 4 13:47
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Christian Bale knows how to play psychological parts really well, this being a prime example. The viewer can follow in the footsteps of his ensuing breakdown through his actions and the reasons he does what he does. His violent past plays a major role in th emovie and leads to the finale quite smoothly but predictably. Overall a good watch if given the time, not as much action as one would expect,... read more

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13 years, 4 months ago at Jul 9 21:16
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An unconvincing urban road movie that would have little to no lasting effect if it wasn't for the brilliant Christian Bale and Freddy Rodriguez. This script is nowhere near as good as it promised to be, in fact the dialogue feels grossly outdated and almost childlike.

An average movie

7 years, 8 months ago at Mar 15 9:48
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Back in 2005, Christian Bale finally broke through with ‘Batman Begins’ but the same year, he also starred in this forgotten drama. Honestly, I thought it was not bad at all. I must admit though, the intro didn’t really convince me. I mean, it was one of the most cheap-ass war scenes I have ever scene and it was pretty obvious those were not done in the Middle East (apparently, the whole thi... read more
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Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend.
Release date: 18 August 2006
Tags: Drama (14), 2005 (11), Crime (11), Drugs (9), Thriller (8), Loyalty (5), Brutality (5), Lies (5), Friendship (5), 2000s (4), Murder (4), Fbi (4), Corruption (4), Christian Bale (4), Drug Smuggling (3), 2006 (2), (2), Cheat (2), Life (2), Meaning (2)
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