Missy Schwartz
October 10, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Hard Word

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
103 minutes
Limited Release Date
06/13/03
performer
Rachel Griffiths, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Damien Richardson, Robert Taylor
director
Scott Roberts
distributor
Lions Gate Films
author
Scott Roberts
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Comedy

We gave it a C

Dear Guy: You really made our heads spin with your memory-impaired-man-on-the-revenge-warpath performance in Memento. And you were just so perfectly righteous as straight-laced Lieut. Ed Exley in L.A. Confidential. So what are you doing in a half-baked heist flick that — while entertaining at times — is just another ”one last score” hack job? And I hope it wasn’t your idea to force that hideous Loni Anderson wig on Griffiths. EXTRAS One more thing, Guy: Please make sure your next DVD features something a little more special than a few lame trailers. ‘Cause that’s partly why we’re giving this one a C. Love, Missy Schwartz

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