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Hardcore Henry (2015)

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Henry is resurrected from death with no memory, and he must save his wife from a telekinetic warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.

Director:

Ilya Naishuller

Writers:

Ilya Naishuller, Will Stewart (additional writing by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharlto Copley ... Jimmy
Danila Kozlovsky ... Akan
Haley Bennett ... Estelle
Tim Roth ... Henry's Father
Andrei Dementiev ... Slick Dimitry / Henry (as Andrey Dementyev)
Svetlana Ustinova ... Olga the Dominatrix (as Sveta Ustinova)
Darya Charusha ... Katya the Dominatrix (as Dasha Charusha)
Oleg Poddubnyy ... Yuri (as Oleg Poddubniy)
Jack Hahn Jack Hahn ... Young Bully #1
Cyrus Arnold ... Young Bully #2
Jake Karlen ... Young Bully #3
Will Stewart ... Robbie
Ilya Naishuller ... Timothy / Higher-Self Merc / Henry
Martin Cooke Martin Cooke ... Marty (as Martin J. Cooke)
Sergey Chekrygin Sergey Chekrygin ... Parking Lot Security (as Sergei Chikrigin)
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Storyline

Waking inside a laboratory on an airship, a man recalls bullies from his childhood. A scientist, Estelle, greets him and tells him his name is Henry, she is his wife, and that he has been revived from an accident that left him amnesiac and mute. After she replaces a missing arm and leg with cybernetic prostheses, mercenaries led by the psychokinetic Akan raid the ship, claiming all of Estelle's research is Akan's corporate property. He kills Estelle's scientists before attempting to murder Henry, but Henry and Estelle flee in an escape pod, landing in Moscow. Estelle is abducted by the mercenaries, who try to kill Henry..

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First they made him dangerous. Then they made him mad.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for non-stop bloody brutal violence and mayhem, language throughout, sexual content/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie was partially funded with Indiegogo. See more »

Goofs

When Henry falls to see a reflection of his face, the picture is steady on the mirror surface with the head moving into view, rather than the other way round. See more »

Quotes

Henry's Father: You... little... pussy.
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the end credits, while they're still rolling, a beep from an answering machine comes on and it's Jimmy. The message says, "Hello, Henry. Well, if you're hearing this, there's one more thing I need you to do." See more »

Connections

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Hard as Nails
Written by Peter Pisano
Performed by Peter Wolf Crier
Courtesy of Jagjaguwar
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Very unique film worth checking out
26 December 2016 | by KoalaBear33See all my reviews

This is the type of film that is hard to categorize and will be hated by many. Yet, if you are a film lover, one who loves to see filmmakers push the art to new territory, you should definitely put this fairly high on your to-watch list.

Hardcore Henry is an action film that is presented entirely from a 1st person perspective. If you have played FPS (first person shooter) video games, it will be similar; if you have not, you will watch the movie through the protagonist's eyes and will only see their hands and feet in some scenes. I have seen some films where the 1st person view is used for portions but Hardcore Henry is the second film that I have seen that is fully 1st person.

One downside to the film is that the plot is kind of weak. It is very stereotypical and farcical at times. Perhaps the director and writer wanted it to resemble a video game, many of which have similar simplistic plots. The camera-work can also be very dizzying during some crazy scenes so some people won't like it. Just survive through those scenes and you may get used to it.

Depending on your musical tastes, you may also like the music and soundtrack in the film. The music is very eclectic and covers a diverse genre, with it tilting towards electronic punk rock type. I thought it was quite good and have even ordered the soundtrack (one is the music while the other is the soundtrack so order the one you want). The use of music reminds me of the film, Drive (unrelated to this).

The film also uses real stunts, as opposed to much computer graphics, so that is a plus. There is a YouTube video showing behind the scenes and these guys executed some crazy stunts.

Overall, I found the film very creative and unique and highly recommend it. The film itself is kind of weak--plot, acting, etc are typical--but it deserves high praise for its creativity. I think this is the type of film one should see at least once in their life. Even if you don't like it, you will at least remember how unique it is and remember what the art of film is all about.


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Official Sites:

Official Site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

Russia | USA | China

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,107,604, 10 April 2016

Gross USA:

$9,252,038

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,810,562
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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