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Harsh Times Review

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2.0

Dave White Profile

… snarlier and even dumber [than Training Day]. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    56

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    The film's unrelenting bleakness and misanthropic tone is likely to be a turnoff to mainstream performances, but it provides its lead actor with another opportunity to display his riveting intensity.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Harsh Times occasionally echoes "Taxi Driver," Ayer's own "Training Day," and even "First Blood" in the way it examines the psychological disintegration of a character and the seduction of amorality.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Bale is mesmerizing and Rodriguez keeps up with him as the whole unsafe contraption zooms.

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