Hard Times Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 4281

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 17

Theatrical Release Date: 10/08/1975

Language: English

Genre: Action, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Walter Hill

Actors: Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland, Strother Martin, Margaret Blye, Michael McGuire

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"Hard Times" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 04/15/2012

Charles Bronson plays Chaney, a drifter who chances upon small time bare knuckle boxing manager James Coburn and they form a partnership to make some money in depression era New Orleans. A great sense of period in a similar vein to Bonnie And Clyde permeates this compelling streetfighting drama, directed with the usual no-nonsense approach of boy's own favourite and Peckinpah protege Walter Hill. To be sure, it's a veritable testosterone fest, but it's by no means your typical Van Damme style action nonsense. Bronson has never been better as the laconic fighter who sees his bouts as pure business; there's no malice in him and there's a total absence of the kind of glorification of violence you see in most boxing films. In this way it has far more in common with the likes of Raging Bull …

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