Hardcore Henry

Hardcore Henry

DVD - 2016
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He remembers nothing. Mainly because he's just been brought back from the dead by his wife. She tells him that his name is Henry. Five minutes later, he's being shot at, his wife has been kidnapped, and he should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. Henry's also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow and everyone wants him dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy.
Publisher: Universal City, California : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD HARD HEN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 37 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
DVD-video,NTSC,rda
widescreen (1.78:1),rda
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DVD video,4 3/4 in.,rda

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badboy63
Aug 29, 2017

I really shouldn't comment on this movie, I'm obviously not the target audience. Young people, maybe 16 to 25, might enjoy this because it feels like a video game. I watched because I'm a bit of a fan of Haley Bennett and Tim Roth. I had to skim through the last half, I just got tired of the non-stop violence and action and I missed having a story and plot, if there was ever any. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy action movies too, big fan of World War Z, the Jason Bourne series, the entire Alien series etc. But they come with a story and a plot. This movie is not my kind of movie.

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ajzevenbergen
Aug 21, 2017

My only comment when it was over - "What was that?" Cool first person perspective, crazy non-stop action, and weird plot. Well, kind of a plot. They didn't bother explaining much, but I'm assuming at least the writer knew the plot. Absolutely no explanation why the real world setting included a boss bad guy who was stronger with the Force than Darth Vader, though.

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ScorchingSun
Jul 10, 2017

Fast moving, realistic blood and guts from an unusual visual perspective. Great for hyped-up caffeine-addled gamers.

AL_TIEGAN Jul 05, 2017

This movie feels like watching a very violent and bloody video game. Very interesting concept, but definitely has a pretty niche audience.

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wyllow
May 19, 2017

Imagine playing a super violent video game without any of the interactive fun and involvement. The movie had very little storyline, nothing in the way of comedic or dramatic moments, and no interesting twists. Did I mention no character development? Not surprising, since all the characters are 2-dimensional, ridiculous caricatures! In the end you feel like you've been a passive observer to a car crash followed by a hit-and-run followed by a drive-by shooting followed by a...get the picture? Endless, senseless violence with nothing to show for it.

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isaachar
May 03, 2017

Filmed in the first person perspective, extremely violent and somewhat gory, this movie isn't for everyone. Every aspect of this movie feels like a video game, and the story moves like the viewer is playing a first person perspective shooter (FPS). It begins with a short introduction, then moves along with Harry fighting a precession of bad guys, then a tougher "boss" character, before additional story elements are given and the setting changes to a new "level". It reminds me of the Scott Pilgrim vs The World movie in that sense. Despite the fact that the movie was shot and written to be a live action video game, I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to fans of FPS games. I enjoyed this movie because of its impressive action sequences. The game perspective is more of a novelty. Action junkies will enjoy this movie most of all.

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amoby
Apr 13, 2017

This film could use a little bit of backstory, even just one sentences.
Why or how does the bad guy have superpowers?
Other than that major unanswered question of plot the rest of the movie is okay.

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Les_J
Apr 10, 2017

I shut this off maybe halfway through, even after starting to watch it by fast-forwarding it for a very long time. There seems to be a trend of newer movies such as this, being shot with a handheld shaky camera, from the POV (point of view) of the main character, as if this was a First-person shooter video game. This sucks. Could have been great due to the good acting and action/effects.

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hammer59
Mar 25, 2017

Hardcore was uber violent but a hoot. I am neither youthful nor a gamer but I do use a GoPro camera when I ski and cycle, so I was used to the format. Not any more over-the-top than a Quentin Tarantino flick, I found it original and action packed.

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falconchrist
Feb 12, 2017

If your idea of fun is a migraine headache then this is the film for you. I cannot imagine how this steaming pile ever got a green light for production. It is simply impossible to watch. The camera never stops shaking. The pov gimmick wears out in four minutes. I can see this film having a military use to extract information from prisoners of war, but that would be too cruel.

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Todd66
Dec 02, 2016

Todd66 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 16 and 99

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chelseabrianna
Oct 31, 2016

chelseabrianna thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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rugolin
Oct 03, 2016

rugolin thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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Todd66
Dec 02, 2016

Violence: From start to finish this is just violent gore.

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chelseabrianna
Oct 31, 2016

Other: Marijuana drug use

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Ron@Ottawa
Oct 04, 2016

Violence: Ultra violent and very bloody, complete with decapitated heads and torn limbs.

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jimg2000
Sep 21, 2016

From the deleted scene - “Sniper Jimmy’s Elevator Joke.” Not sure why it was left out:
Little Johnny goes to his dad and says, "Daddy, what's the difference between theoretical and practical?" Daddy says "Go ask your mom if she had sex with a stranger for a million £." Johnny says "Momma, would you have sex with a stranger for a million £?" Momma says "Yes. Suppose I would. Johnny says "Daddy, Momma said 'yes'." Daddy goes "Well, you see, son. Theoretically, I'm a millionaire. Practically, I'm living in a house with a whore."
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A few quotes in IMDb as these two:
Akan: Each year one hundred thousand baseball bats are sold in Russia, and at most 50 baseballs. Gives an idea for great Russian pastime.
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Jimmy: Like my father always said, a grenade a day keeps the enemy at bay.

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