Preview: Lawless (2012)


A family bootlegging operations is threatened by corrupt local law enforcement wanting a cut of the action.

  • Poster: C


The generic nature of this style of poster design seems rampant in today's marketplace. A splash of actors from the film with little purportedly clever insets. I would expect something a little more period-daring for a movie like this.

  • Trailer: C+


The trailer doesn't impress me. It follows the standard formula without generating any credible interest in the story.

Oscar Prospects:

If it's good (the late August opening doesn't fill me with hope of that), it could be a contender in several categories, but as it stands, I'd say Art Direction and Costume Design are its only hopes.

Release Date:

  • August 29, 2012