Sunday, 25 October 2009

Harsh Times DVD Report

Print: Good - Sound: Good - Label: Pathe - Year: 2005 - Cover: OK - Format: 1.85:1 - Length: 1h50m/1h45m - Before: No - Again: Maybe - Price: £1 - Rating: 6.5/10.

In Harsh Times, while waiting to join the LAPD, ex-soldier Jim Davis (Christian Bale) has time on his hands. Tormented by the horrors of war, he convinces his best friend Mike Alonzo (Freddy Rodriquez) to relive their anarchic past.

But Mike is supposed to be looking for a job, so must deceive his girlfriend Sylvia (Eva Longoria) to cruise the streets of South Los Angeles with Jim. Mike starts to find it increasingly difficult to deal with Jim who is showing mental issues, together they spiral into crime and violence that will lead to only one conclusion.

Harsh Times is a good gang-style crime movie, slow towards the end though, but a great climax! Recommended!

Here is the trailer...

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