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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.

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Akan
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Estelle
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Henry's Father
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Slick Dimitry / Henry (as Andrey Dementyev)
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Olga the Dominatrix (as Sveta Ustinova)
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Katya the Dominatrix (as Dasha Charusha)
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Yuri (as Oleg Poddubniy)
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Young Bully #1
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Robbie
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Timothy / Higher-Self Merc / Henry
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Marty (as Martin J. Cooke)
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Parking Lot Security (as Sergei Chikrigin)
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Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... Written by STX Entertainment

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


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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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8 April 2016 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,107,604 (USA) (8 April 2016)

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$9,244,565 (USA) (6 May 2016)
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Feature film debut of director Ilya Naishuller. See more »

Goofs

Henry is supposed to have no voice, but after his first quest from Jimmy to get the battery from Slick Dmitry (after giving the lighter to some guard) he made a vocal sound when nearly falling off a building, and not the breathing sounds. See more »

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Estelle: [inside a helicopter, after shooting Henry several times, Henry falls and she kneels down to him] How could you do this to me, Henry? How could you fucking do this to me? Answer me! Answer me!
Henry: [places a bloody palm on wall and writes over his blood 'EZ']
Estelle: [stands up, angrily] Motherfucker!
[shoots Henry one more time, Henry blocks the bullet with his hand and it ricochets, hitting her on her chest]
Estelle: [surprised] What happened, Henry?
[drops gun, starts to walk, stumbles]
Estelle: [weak and faintly] You were ...
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Crazy Credits

Torwards 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 »

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References The Magnificent Seven (1960) See more »

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Words and Music by Bradley Nowell (as Bradley James Nowell)
Performed by Sublime
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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TIFF 2015 -- Hardcore: Just plain fun
13 September 2015 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

'Hardcore' is the riveting story of a newly-made cyborg who must save his wife from evil tyrants and...wait a minute. Who cares?? The whole movie is a blast!!

Ilya Naishuller is a young director who had a very cool idea to shoot an action film from a first-person perspective using a GoPro Hero3 Black Edition camera. The proof of concept was released as "Biting Elbows: Bad Motherf***er". It was pitched publicly and helped to successfully crowd-fund the feature, 'Hardcore'.

It's better to keep this short and sweet: the film is extraordinarily violent; not for the squeamish. It has plenty of action, free-running, stunts, and plenty of room for comedic elements. Even the opening titles give you a taste of what's to come!

Sharlto Copley (District 9, and other Neill Blomkamp projects) plays the main POV's assistant throughout the film. Copley definitely gives a range of character performances and is quality. Wearing many hats, he guides you along as if you were needing assistance in a video game, which, by the way, this film makes several references to. In particular, the Chernobyl level in Call of Duty 4 with Capt. MacMillian. Even the opening scenes are reminiscent of Half-Life, and a lot of the free-running scenes are inspired by Mirror's Edge.

For those who are wondering, no. You likely won't get dizzy watching a 90-minute action film from an FP perspective. Well, maybe you shouldn't sit in the front row. Otherwise, you will have a blast.

'Hardcore' is an all-around fun time. Just be okay with the violence. It's only 90 minutes of your time that you'll likely want to experience over and over again. Or, you'll just want to plug in a play a few games.

Either way, it's bloody fun!


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