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Harsh Times (Blu-ray Disc, 2009)
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Created: 06/16/16

Great "underground film.

Great crime drama that further shows Christian Bale's talent. Very good plot climax and conclusion. A must for any collector.

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Created: 06/08/16


Great movie for good friends

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Created: 03/22/11

I had to watch a comedy after this one

I haven't been enthrolled in a movie in a long time, but I couldn't keep my eyes off the screen the entire movie. I literally felt like I needed to take a shower after watching this due to the grit and grimy feeling it left me with. Not in a bad way, but a way that leaves an impression on you and kind of follows you throughout your day. Intially I thought the characters were too over the top in their initial performances. This is probably due to knowing both actors in other films where they are nothing like these characters. Once you get into the movie everything flows well and the story unravels and you see the horrors unfold in front of you. Some of Freddy Rodriquez' expressions are so real that actually gave me the chills. Unbelieveable acting and great story line. The ending was well thought out and left you with that uneasy feeling. Highly recommended movie.

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Created: 03/07/08

A Strong and Powerful film on PTSS in the Urban Jungle

Christian bale stars as Jim Davis, an honorably discharged Marine Ranger who gets denied entrance to the LAPD. Bale gives an awesome performance once again.

I bought this film for Bale and Rodriguez's stellar performances and the riveting plot.

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Created: 03/05/08

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Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Great performance by Christian Bale here. One of his best, IMO. Bale plays "Jim" a recently returned soldier from the war in Afghanistan, back to his ghetto home & street life.

He tries to get employed by state law enforcement & has issues from the start, originating from his destructive behavior that stem from his PTSD (what he's seen & done in the military in the war overseas against terrorism), and because drugs & booze continue to be a problem for this man.

Things just don't go his way and his solution for them all is more booze, more drugs, and more destructive behavior- ending up with gangs/drug deals, and a very self-destructive nature that affects everything he cares about.

It's not quite as powerful or as wide-scope as Scarface, but this tragic character story is emotional and gritty nonetheless.

Special features are slim here- bare bones stuff.

For fans of other crime drama films like Training Day, Street Kings, Narc, Falling Down, Gran Torino, Harry Brown, Taxi Driver or Collateral.

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Created: 10/02/07

Gritty True 2 Life Movie About Trying 2 Come Home Again

This is a realistic view of a vet coming home from the Iraq war. Christian Bale's character tries his best to "make something of himself," against overwhelming odds.

The ending is one of the most powerful I've seen in a long time. A must see for any Christian Bale fan!!!

Two Thumbs Way Up!!!

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Created: 07/03/09

Christian bale at his best

I had never heard of this movie before. But since Christian bale was in it, I knew I had to get it. It was definitley worth my money and time. It had a great plot. The conclusion was dramatic , but fair. I really liked the film. All bale fans shoul try it. Buy it here on ebayfor a bargain.

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Created: 09/07/07

Great movie! Action, suspense, and surprises..

If you liked Training Day, you will LOVE this movie. Christian Bale does a superb job yet again. The movie is filled with twists and turns and shows the unraveling of Bale's character, Jim Davis. This movie has and ending you won't forget for it is unconventional. Great movie, I'll watch it again and again.

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Created: 08/02/07

Great Movie even better on HD-DVD

HD DVD is encoded in High Definition 1080p format. The movie its sharpness, and eye-popping colors are just stunning. Black levels are inky with excellent grey shadow detail, and contrasts are deep. The movie itself is great and if you are already a fan of the DVD the HD DVD is what you want. One problem with HD is that with the HD/Blu Ray debate some stores are not stocking them until there is a clear winner. Not to worry, the store below has hundreds of HD DVDs broken down by genre:​dmagnet_Dvds-and-Movies_HD-DVD​_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ775292​8QQ

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Created: 01/07/11

Harsh Times

Movie was bad ass, Christian Bale did good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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