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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Freddy Rodriguez
Tammy Trull
Adriana Millan
Christian Bale
Eva Longoria Parker
Directors
David Ayer
Screenwriters
Running Time
115 minutes

Harsh Times
Indie film about a couple of friends driving around town trying to work out how to handle life.


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Harsh Times

Plot
Desperate for a job with the LAPD, unemployed army veteran Jim David (Bale) kills time by driving around and getting high with his friend Mike (Rodriguez). Jim wants to settle down with his Mexican girlfriend (Trull), but the rage he carries inside threatens to push him over the edge.


Verdict
Shot and acted on an adrenaline rush, Harsh Times has the free structure and intensity of a true indie film, but is sometimes just a little off-balance.


Reviewed by Alan Morrison

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