Als de Irak-veteraan en ex-commando Jim Luther betrokken raakt in allerlei louche zaken, krijgt hij van de overheid een levensgevaarlijke missie in Colombia
Title
Harsh times
Director
David Ayer
Actor
Christian Bale Freddy Rodriguez Eva Longoria
Language
English
Publisher
[Plaats van uitgave niet vastgesteld]: Universal, 2007
1 dvd-video
Recording date
2005
Playing time
ca. 110 min.
Note
Engels gesproken Ondertiteling: Nederlands
EAN
5050582491340

Availability in Flemish libraries

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Reviews

Keiharde actiefilm uit 2007, regiedebuut van David Ayer, met Christian Bale (American Psycho), Freddy Rodriguez (Six feet under) en Eva Longoria (Desperate housewives). Als de Irak-veteraan en ex-commando Jim Luther betrokken raakt in allerlei louche zaken, krijgt hij van de overheid een levensgevaarlijke missie in Colombia. De zwaargefrustreerde Jim haalt zijn beste vriend Mike over nog een laatste weekend de bloemetjes buiten te zetten in Mexico. Maar dan slaan bij Jim de stoppen door. Matthew Leyland (BBC Movies Review,i) geeft 3 (van 5) sterren: 'Christian Bale cuts loose in Harsh Times, an adrenalised urban drama that crosses Taxi Driver with Training Day. (...) Don't be too misled by the title; for all the anger and alienation it deals in, Harsh Times often feels like a black comedy.' Als extra een 'making of'.

About David Ayer

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David Ayer (born January 18, 1968) is an American filmmaker, best known for making crime films based in Los Angeles and which deal with gangs and police corruption. His screenplays include Training Day (2001), The Fast and the Furious (2001), and S.W.A.T. (2003). He has also directed Harsh Times (2005), Street Kings (2008), End of Watch (2012), and Sabotage (2014). In 2016, he directed the superhero film Suicide Squad from the DC Extended Universe, and then the urban fantasy film Bright (2017) for Netflix. He has twice collaborated with actor Shia LaBeouf: first with the World War II drama Fury (2014), then the crime thriller The Tax Collector (2020). He has also collaborated with his friend Cle Shaheed Sloan who has appeared in 5 of his films.

Early life

Ayer was born in Champaign, Illinois, on January 18, 1968, and grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota, …Read more on Wikipedia

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