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Harsh Times
Harsh Times
Actors: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria, Chaka Forman, Tammy Trull
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2007     1hr 56min

(Action) Bale stars as an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime and booze after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. Honorable discharged, Homeland Security wants to recruit him ...  more »

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Actors: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria, Chaka Forman, Tammy Trull
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Weinstein Company
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/13/2007
Original Release Date: 11/10/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 11/10/2006
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 56min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Sam K. (syben) from BOCA RATON, FL
Reviewed on 7/21/2013...
It may represent reality but the swearing is excessive. Still love C.Bales movies. Dialoque hard to understand, Flash backs are confusing.
Sarah F. (keanupattinson) from INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Reviewed on 7/6/2009...
Wow. You cannot watch this movie without thinking about it for days after wards. This is one of Christian Bale's best performances. Truly.
Freddy Rodriquez is almost unknown but I'm pretty sure you'll know him after you watch this.

Really very good. Love this movie.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

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You gotta be joking...
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Ok, so I've read through some of the reviews here, and Bale is tagged as a hard mofo who is running the streets with danger being his ally.

Let me say this, this movie will not prepare anybody for the real streets. Bale's character would be hogtied and put on a leash and drug through the streets that he was supposedly running rampant through. Any day of the week, and twice on Tuesday.

Let me tell you just one scene, the most ridiculous of all scenes I've seen in years- Bale's character is trying to be a cop, but for some unknown reason doesn't get into the force. Maybe it's because he's SO LOCO. Any way, he gets called by Homeland Security instead, and is told he needs to take a piss test a day after he decides to smoke some pot. So, he starts freaking out, and he takes a turkey baster full of vinegar and injects himself with it. You can imagine where.

I don't smoke marijuana or do drugs of any sort, but even I know just about all the ways to pass a drug test when you aren't clean- I've never heard anything as ridiculous or painful as a turkey baster full of vinegar.

From beginning to end, one of the most ridiculous and over reaching movies I've ever seen. Bale is a great actor, but he must've owed somebody a favor to take this role. I walked away thinking, and am still somewhat certain, this movie was written by fundamental Christians trying to scare kids away from coloring outside the lines, because the whole thing is based around a guy who takes his eyes off of his goals and gets sidetracked with what he calls "partying". And of course, his whole life falls apart because of it. You know, doing anything in excess, including partying, can be very destructive- but watching this movie even once is far more damning to one's soul. Really, a horrible, horrible movie."