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Harsh Times (2005)

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English
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2h 0m
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September 11th 2005
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Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

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.

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Harsh Times (2005) on IMDb
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Christian Bale
Christian Bale Jim Luther Davis
Freddy Rodrguez
Freddy Rodríguez Mike Alonzo
Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria Sylvia
Chaka Forman
Chaka Forman Toussant
Tammy Trull
Tammy Trull Marta
JK Simmons
J.K. Simmons Agent Richards
Michael Monks
Michael Monks Agent Hollenbeck
Cesar Garcia
Cesar Garcia Listo
Terry Crews
Terry Crews Darrell
Paul Renteria
Paul Renteria Ranchero
Directed By: David Ayer
Written By: David Ayer

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by John Chard - Is this helpful?UpvoteDownvote
I'm a soldier of the apocalypse, man!

Harsh Times is written and directed by David Ayer. It stars Christian Bale, Freddy Rodriguez, Eva Longoria, Chaka Forman, Tammy Trull, J.K. Simmons and Michael Monks. Music is by Graeme Revell and cinematography by Steve Mason.

South Central Los Angeles, and best friends Jim Luther Davis (Bale) and Mike Alonzo (Rodriguez) begin hurtling into violence that threatens to derail their respective future plans.

This was to be David Ayer's directorial debut, and with him already boasting the writing credit for Training Day, the comparisons between the two are hard to ignore - but that's ok right?! Bale goes full tilt as the unpredictable and unnerving Jim Davis, a scarred Gulf War Veteran on a road to self destruction. Question is, will he take his best friend with him?

This is very much about Bale's barn storming show, which while it thrills us greatly, it also hinders the Rodriguez characterisation of Lopez, making the pic a bit lop-sided. Narrative threads focus on the scrapes the pair get into, whilst in the background their love partners are waiting for their men to wake up and commit. Another features Davis suffering bad dreams from the war, all while he is head hunted by Homeland Security after he had failed to get into the LAPD. Davis firmly believes he belongs in the protection business, if only his habit for finding trouble wasn't so prevalent...

The violent action scenes are brisk and bloody, marking this out as a hard movie for sure, a hard movie with dialogue to match. Yet it's also a pic laced with black comedy, where there's a perverse pleasure in watching Davis and his not very bright cohort being bad boys. Longoria is not done any favours in the writing, but it's kind of ok since this really is about a friendship spiralling towards a day of reckoning that we obviously know is coming. Which when it comes to us, does not disappoint at all and leaves us some reflecting to do as the adrenaline finally slows down. 7.5/10

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