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.
"Billed as the first-ever action movie filmed entirely from the hero's first-person viewpoint, Hardcore blasts along like a supercharged computer-game shoot-em-up, bursting with sick humor and splatterpunk violence."--Hollywood Reporter
"Only the tiniest, most basic elements of character, backstory and even narrative are offered on the run in a movie whose 95% frantic-action composition has no need or breathing space for more."--Variety
Publisher: [United States] : Universal, 2016
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: FIC Hardc
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: This title has been rated 'Restricted' by the Ontario Film Review Board. Borrowers must be 18 years old or older
OFRB rating: R


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Feb 24, 2019

If you are into F P S games or action flics then you will like this.

Nov 20, 2018

It's funny - they keep trying to say that it's so "revolutionary", and "it's never been done before", etc. Well, it's been done in about ten thousand video games, and the reason that nobody's actually done a movie out of it? This movie is the reason. It sucks. It's kinda fun for about 2 minutes, then the schtick gets old and you just want to watch another movie. You'll be lucky if you can finish this stinker. It's pretty much dead on arrival.

Nov 15, 2018

Probably one of the dumbest movies ever made.

Jan 25, 2018

Should have been better!

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.

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.

Jul 10, 2017

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

ArapahoeTiegan 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.

May 19, 2017

The movie had very little storyline and no character development, not surprising since all the characters are 2-dimensional. A bit like playing a super violent video game without any of the interactive fun. 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.

May 03, 2017

Filmed in the first person perspective, extremely violent and somewhat gory. This movie is not 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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Feb 13, 2018

Violence: Violence and blood.

Dec 02, 2016

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

Oct 31, 2016

Other: Marijuana drug use

Oct 04, 2016

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

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Dec 02, 2016

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

Oct 31, 2016

chelseabrianna thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Oct 03, 2016

rugolin thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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Jan 25, 2018

Jimmy: Like my father always said, a grenade a day keeps the enemy at bay.

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."
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.
Jimmy: Like my father always said, a grenade a day keeps the enemy at bay.


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