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Hardcore Henry -- 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...
Hardcore Henry -- A first-person action film from the eyes of Henry, who's resurrected from death with no memory. He must discover his identity and save his wife from a warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.
Hardcore Henry -- A first-person action film from the eyes of Henry, who's resurrected from death with no memory. He must discover his identity and save his wife from a warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.
Hardcore Henry -- Director Ilya Naishuller gives IMDb exclusive commentary about the trailer for his latest film, 'Hardcore Henry,' a first-person action movie told from the eyes of a man resurrected from death with no memory.
Hardcore Henry -- A first-person action film from the eyes of Henry, who's resurrected from death with no memory. He must discover his identity and save his wife from a warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.

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Ilya Naishuller (screenwriter)
Will Stewart (additional writing by)
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Release Date:
8 April 2016 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
First they made him dangerous. Then they made him mad.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 ... 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 ... Marty (as Martin J. Cooke)
Sergey Chekrygin ... Parking Lot Security (as Sergei Chikrigin)
Vladimir Lukyanchikov ... Windshield Merc (as Vladimir Lukianchikov)
Andrey Berezkin ... Police Officer #1
Prokhor Zikora ... Police Officer #2

Ravshana Kurkova ... Shop Girl
Vasiliy Bobylev ... Book Reader
Ilya Kondratev ... Headphones Guy (as Ilya Kondratiev)
Michael Mikhitarov ... Waterbottle Kid (as Mikhail Mikhitarov)
Regina Surmina ... Waterkid's Girlfriend
Roman Leshenko ... Thug in the Water #1
Mikhail Izotov ... Thug in the Water #2
Sergei Solomonov ... Park Thug #1
Aleksandr Kraevskiy ... Park Thug #2 (as Alexander Kraevski)
Alexander Pchela ... Lighter Thief Mercenary
Ivan Isyanov ... Stoner
Varvara Borodina ... Stoner's Girlfriend
Lado Kvataniya ... Anti-Cat Guard
Aleksey Alekseev ... Elevator Guard #1 (as Alexey Alekseev)
Alexei Zamaraev ... Elevator Guard #2
Alexey Agafonov ... Elevator Guard #3
Victor Gorbachev ... Staircase Guard
Boris Barabanov ... Keycard Guard

Sergey Shnurov ... Security Guy Interacting with Pliers (as Sergei Shnurov)
Rostislav Kaptur ... Concerned Boy
Tatiana Paladiy ... Concerned Girl #1
Victoria Golubtsova ... Concerned Girl #2
Uliya Stetsenko ... Escalator Face Plant Girl
Olga Chubarova ... One Arm Dog-Walker
Aleksander Gordeev ... Brothel Bouncer #1
Oleg Ermolaev ... Brothel Bouncer #2
Polina Zueva ... Brothel Madam
Liya Sitdikova ... Ella the Whore
Bruce N. Chelemer ... Car Fetishist
Sergey Mezentsev ... Brothel Barman (as Sergei Mezentsev)
Helga Lovekaty ... Angry Prostitute
Bruce Grant ... Tray-in-the-Head John in Brothel
Aliya Lando ... Girl in Brothel
Elena Skvortsova ... Girl in Brothel
Anastasiya Akulina ... Girl in Brothel
Yuliya Amirova ... Girl in Brothel
Marina Vezhnavets ... Girl in Brothel
Maria Vishnjakova ... Girl in Brothel (as Mariya Vishnyakova)
Dina Grebeneva ... Girl in Brothel
Diana Dzhemeleva ... Girl in Brothel
Marina Zinoveva ... Girl in Brothel
Yuliya Kovaleva ... Girl in Brothel
Ekaterina Kormakova ... Girl in Brothel
Olga Korobitsina ... Girl in Brothel
Svetlana Malyisheva ... Girl in Brothel
Olga Miromanova ... Girl in Brothel
Anna Mozhaeva ... Girl in Brothel
Natalya Obedkova ... Girl in Brothel
Kseniya Orlova ... Girl in Brothel
Alisa Poperechnaya ... Girl in Brothel
Anna Sushko ... Girl in Brothel
Natalya Sushkova ... Girl in Brothel
Anna Shumeyko ... Girl in Brothel
Elena Berkova ... Girl in Brothel
Svetlana Alekseeva ... Girl in Brothel
Evgenia Lukyanova ... Girl in Brothel
Diana Shugurova ... Girl in Brothel
Elena Pavlovskaya ... Girl in Brothel
Tatyana Abramova ... Girl in Brothel
Marina Celisheva ... Girl in Brothel
Svetlana Gvozdeva ... Girl in Brothel
Anton Banin ... Dead Brothel Guy
Uliya Ivanova ... Flying Brothel Girl
Ivan Kolomicev ... Truck Knife Merc
Aleksandr Firsanov ... Knife-in-Eye Merc

Kirill Serebrennikov ... Tank Driver #1

Aleksandr Yatsenko ... Tank Driver #2
Polina Filonenko ... Rape Victim

Sergey Valyaev ... Beaten Up Boyfriend / Henry
Kirill Byrkin ... Rapist Cop #1
Evgeniy Pilipenko ... Rapist Cop #2 (as Evgeny Pilipenko)
Vitaly Voskeresenski ... Rapist Cop #3

Aleksandr Pal ... Mr. Fahrenheit
Alexander Podshibiakin ... Battery Cyborg
Evgeniy Bazhenov ... Electric Skeleton Cyborg
Andrei Rusanov ... Flying Cyborg (as Andrey Rusanov)
Boris Bolelov ... Rock-in-the-Head Cyborg
Feodor Elutine ... Uppercut Cyborg

Directed by
Ilya Naishuller 
 
Writing credits
Ilya Naishuller (screenwriter)

Will Stewart (additional writing by)

Produced by
Ruben Adamyan .... associate producer
Aleksey Alekseev .... co-producer
Oren Aviv .... executive producer
Gennadi Balitski .... associate producer: Los Angeles
Timur Bekmambetov .... producer
Sharlto Copley .... executive producer
S. Scott Farrar .... supervising producer
Adam Fogelson .... executive producer
Alex A. Ginzburg .... executive producer
Mitchell Grobman .... co-executive producer
Zebulun Huling .... line producer: Los Angeles (as Zeb Huling)
Ekaterina Kononenko .... producer
Tony Lee .... executive producer
Anna Lilienfeld .... assistant producer
Ilya Naishuller .... producer
Adam Sidman .... co-producer
Robert Simonds .... executive producer
Karina Sinenko .... executive producer
Inga Vainshtein Smith .... producer
Will Stewart .... executive producer
Donald Tang .... executive producer
Alex Tutusaus .... special thanks
Sergey Valyaev .... co-producer
Zhongjun Wang .... executive producer
Zhonglei Wang .... executive producer
Jerry Ye .... executive producer
Mariya Zatulovskaya .... executive producer (as Maria Zatulovskaya)
 
Original Music by
Darya Charusha  (as Dasha Charusha)
 
Cinematography by
Pasha Kapinos 
Vsevolod Kaptur 
Fedor Lyass 
 
Film Editing by
Steve Mirkovich 
 
Casting by
Crystal Lujan 
John McAlary 
Ella Skovorodina 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Kudevich 
 
Makeup Department
Igor Boyko .... hair stylist
Mira Cho .... key makeup artist: Los Angeles
Tanit Phoenix Copley .... makeup artist: Mr. Copley (as Tanit Phoenix)
Ekaterina Eremina .... makeup artist
Marina Evseenko .... makeup artist
Natalia Karpova .... makeup artist
Natalia Koneva .... assistant makeup artist
Marina Kotelevets .... makeup artist: Mr. Copley
Regan Livingstone .... key makeup artist: Los Angeles
Alina Nazarova .... makeup department head
Valeriya Nikulina .... makeup department head
Aleksander Ognev .... tattoo artist
Tatiana Paladiy .... makeup artist
Natalia Semenenko .... makeup artist
Anna Vasilenko .... makeup artist
Igor Zabotkin .... tattoo artist
 
Production Management
Leah Aldarondo .... second unit
Mitchell Grobman .... post-production supervisor
Pavel Lilienfeld .... production manager
Michael Mikhitarov .... assistant production manager
Tim Weyers .... Post Production Executive
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ilya Farfell .... first assistant director (as Ilya Farfelo)
Ilya Farfell .... first assistant director: title sequence only
 
Sound Department
Kami Asgar .... supervising sound editor
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Beau Borders .... re-recording mixer
Robert Chen .... dialogue editor
Patrick Christensen .... adr mixer
John T. Cucci .... foley artist
Jeremy B. Davis .... re-recording mix technician
Christopher Eakins .... dialogue editor
Christopher Eakins .... sound effects editor
Joe Garten .... sound editor
Casey Genton .... sound effects editor
John Guentner .... foley mixer
Sean McCormack .... supervising sound editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Kevin O'Connell .... re-recording mixer
Erin Oakley .... dialogue adr supervisor
Greg Orloff .... additional re-recording mixer
Sergey Ovcharenko .... adr recordist
Findlen Rachael .... sound apprentice
Will Riley .... additional re-recording mixer
Tim Tuchrello .... assistant sound editor
Jack Whittaker .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Nao Adachi .... lead compositor
Aha .... visual effects producer/supervisor (as Cyborg Ant)
Serge Aleynikov .... opening credits designer
Sean Amlaner .... senior compositor: Mighty Coconut
Jarrod Avalos .... matchmove lead
Mike Bodkin .... executive producer: giant propeller
Russell Bradley .... tracker
Jeremy Brown .... digital compositor
Rommel S. Calderon .... visual effects artist
Angelo Caruso .... title artist
Dan Cayer .... visual effects supervisor: Zero VFX
Derick Childress .... visual effects artist (BREAKIRON)
Jack Chiu .... roto & paint artist
Andrej Chudoba .... cg artist: giant propeller
Cj Cole .... visual effects coordinator: Hydraulx
Chad E. Collier .... data manager: Mammal Studios (as Chard Collier)
Janice Barlow Collier .... pipeline technical assistant: Mammal Studios
Jason Cooper .... vfx editor
Sean C. Cunningham .... cg supervisor: Mighty Coconut
Tim T. Cunningham .... visual effects producer (Mighty Coconut)
Cory Darough-Hardekopf .... digital modeler
Shane Davis .... visual effects coordinator (BREAKIRON)
Sean Devereaux .... visual effects producer: ZERO VFX
Byzwa Dher .... mattepainter: giant propeller
Gabriel Dinis .... paint artist: giant propeller
Brian Drewes .... visual effects producer: Zero VFX
Adam J. Dunn .... compositor
Artur Durmishyan .... visual effects artist
Adam Dusa .... compositor: giant propeller
Alex Falcon .... visual effects artist
S. Scott Farrar .... supervising producer: visual effects
Colin Feist .... compositor
Kelly Fischer .... compositor: Mammal Studios
Jordan Freda .... executive producer: giant propeller
James Gaczkowski .... visual effects artist
Robby Geis .... visual effects artist
Darwin Go .... 2D Supervisor: Park Road VFX
James Going .... visual effects artist
Ivan Gordin .... visual effects
Kat Gore .... visual effects coordinator: Hydraulx
H Haden Hammond .... senior compositor
Jordan Hansen .... visual effects artist
Michael S. Harbour .... digital effects supervisor: Mammal Studios
Sean Leigh Hart .... visual effects artist
Sean Leigh Hart .... visual effects producer: Silo Enterprises, Inc.
James David Hattin .... visual effects supervisor: VFX Legion
Matthew Heimbecker .... visual effects artist (BREAKIRON) (as Matt Heimbecker)
Aaron Herrera .... matchmove artist: Hydraulx
Joshua Hey .... visual effects artist
Evan Hirschberg .... compositor: Mammal Studios
Austin Hiser .... compositing supervisor: Mighty Coconut
Fergus Jack-Hinton .... compositor: Park Road VFX
Fergus Jack-Hinton .... visual effects artist: Park Road VFX
Jimmy Jewell .... digital compositor
Marek Jezo .... visual effects supervisor: giant propeller
Kishor Joshi .... digital compositor
Corey Just .... compositor
Kalvin Kingdon .... visual effects artist
Steve Kosack .... paint artist: giant propeller
Vyacheslav Kosnyrev .... visual effects
James Kuroda .... digital compositor: Mammal Studios
Mounika Kyatam .... rotoscope artist: Park road VFx
Adarsh Langthasa .... paint artist: Hydraulx
Don Libby .... cg supervisor: Zero VFX
Anu Liikkanen .... digital compositor
Robert Liscombe .... digital artist
Lara Lom .... visual effects production manager: Zero VFX
Tomas Lomnicky .... matchmover: giant propeller
Matthias Lowry .... digital compositor
Leo Luxford .... rotoscoping artist
Alarich Alvarez Mahl .... visual effects artist
Evans Mark .... visual effects artist
Hnedel Maximore .... lead fx artist: Zero VFX
John R. McConnell .... senior compositor
Kevin Melia .... paint artist
Brad Moylan .... senior compositor: Legion
Milton Muller .... digital compositor
Sergey Muravev .... visual effects supervisor
David Myles .... digital compositor
Duy Tan Nguyen .... visual effects supervisor: Mr. Wolf
Matthew Noren .... visual effects coordinator: Legion
Gregory Oehler .... visual effects supervisor: Mammal Studios
Shuhei Ogawa .... roto & paint artist
Nikhil P. Patil .... digital modeler
Caleb Pennypacker .... digital artist
John Pierce .... visual effects producer: GoBlue VFX
John Pierce .... visual effects supervisor
John Pierce .... visual effects supervisor: GoBlue VFX
Mario J. Pillet .... visual effects artist: Zero VFX
Yash Polke .... FX TD Hydraulx
Oliver Popellar .... matchmover: giant propeller
Michael S. Pryor .... visual effects executive producer: Mr. Wolf
Brian Quinlan .... roto: paint artist: Zero vfx
Daniel Rao .... visual effects artist
Zack Rasner .... visual effects artist (BREAKIRON) (as Zach Rasner)
Devyn Reggio .... vfx producer
Evan E. Richards .... visual effects artist
Kevin Samar .... compositor
Stefan Schneider .... digital modeler
Andreas Schulz .... visual effects artist
Dmitry Semyonov .... visual effects artist
Alexandra Setijo-Joesoef .... visual effects artist
Joel Sevilla .... cg supervisor
Stella-Madeline Shalita .... visual effects production assistant
Kazumasa Shibata .... digital compositor
Keith D. Simpson .... vfx lead: giant propeller
Christopher Sinnott .... visual effects producer: VFX Legion
Nate Smalley .... head of production: VFX Legion
Jessica Smith .... head of production: Giant Propeller
Steven Spady .... visual effects data manager: Zero VFX
Kendall Spraggins .... visual effects artist
Evgeniy Stefanov .... visual effects artist
Colin Strause .... visual effects supervisor: hy*drau"lx vfx
Greg Strause .... visual effects designer: hy*drau"lx vfx
Daniel Svaboe .... compositor: Mammal Studios
Lubomír Timko .... cg supervisor: giant propeller
Erik Christopher Toth .... compositor: Mammal Studios
Peter Trandzik .... cg artist: giant propeller
Michele C. Vallillo .... visual effects executive producer: Mammal Studios
Patrick VanNortwick .... visual effects artist (BREAKIRON)
Sergio Villegas .... lead matchmove artist: Zero VFX
Andre Waller .... digital compositor
Brittney Watson .... roto artist
Carmen Wong .... digital paint artist
Alex J. Wood .... compositor: Mammal Studios
Vladimir Yakovlev .... digital compositor
One Danny Yoon .... visual effects supervisor: Mr. Wolf
Josiah Zavala .... vfx editor: hy*drau"lx vfx
Michael Zavala .... associate vfx producer: hy*drau"lx vfx
Andrew Zeller .... roto artist
Sreyans Bardia .... head of production (uncredited)
Alena Cochran .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Hetal Jain .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Prakash Pathak .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Edwin Santiago .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Alex Bentley .... stunt performer
Martin Ivanov .... stunt driver
Alexandr Kaltakhchyan .... stunts
Aleksandr Kraevskiy .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Alexander Kraevski)
Aleksandr Kraevskiy .... stunt rigging coordinator (as Alexander Kraevskiy)
Sergey Nosulenko .... stunt performer
Oleg Poddubnyy .... stunt coordinator
Fedor Starykh .... assistant stunt coordinator
Fedor Starykh .... stunt double: Sharlto Copley
Fedor Starykh .... stunt performer
Dmitriy Tarasenko .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ilgar Burdani .... still photographer
Chris W. Johnson .... additional cinematographer
Jessica L. Lopez .... steadicam operator
Richard Roles .... camera operator: aerial footage
Sergey Valyaev .... shot by
 
Casting Department
Jason Harris .... adr voice casting
 
Editorial Department
Kenn Bartlett .... first assistant editor
Ben Baudhuin .... assistant editor
Tommy Bernard .... first assistant editor
Jeff Cenkner .... assistant editor
Kit Lubold .... digital intermediate producer
Zachary Medow .... digital intermediate colorist
Jose Parra .... lead digital intermediate producer: Fotokem
Matteo Saradini .... digital intermediate editor
Christopher Stack .... digital intermediate producer: Fotokem
Will Stewart .... additional writing
Kostas Theodosiou .... senior digital intermediate colorist
William Yeh .... additional editor
Michael Kamens .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Darya Charusha .... composer: theme music
Lauren Danielak .... music coordinator
Mark Denis .... composer: Trailer Music
Heavy Young Heathens .... trailer score by
Jason Markey .... executive in charge of music: STX Entertainment
Kurt Oldman .... music programmer
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor
Serj Tankian .... composer: additional music
Dan Weniger .... composer: trailer music
Richard Ziegler .... music editor
 
Other crew
Barbara Berkery .... dialect coach: Mr. Copley
Carles Berot .... marketing and creative services
Carles Berot .... trailer and versions producer: advertising and promotions
Matt Beurois .... baker producer
Cynthia Blaise .... dialect coach: Mr. Roth
Bruce Grant .... dialect coach: Mr. Kozlovsky
Gleb Kaminer .... additional voices
Kirill Lipa .... assistant: Mr. Copley and Ms. Bennett
Lidia Petrova .... assistant: Mr. Copley and Ms. Bennett
Mike Prokopenko .... researcher
Anastasia Puchkova .... assistant: actors
Joseph Slomka .... color scientist
Andrea Smith .... global director of motion picture logistics: ALTOUR travel
Nikolai Sorin .... assistant: Mr. Naishuller (as Nikolay Sorin)
Ekaterina Sutormina .... assistant: Mr. Naishuller
Kathleen Switzer .... assistant: Mr. Bekmambetov (as Kathy Switzer)
 
Thanks
Andrés Abel .... indiegogo contributor
Darren Aronofsky .... special thanks
Sacha Baron Cohen .... special thanks
Neill Blomkamp .... special thanks
David Broido .... special thanks
Gary Carper .... thanks
Sergey Golovkin .... thanks
Marc Hofstatter .... special thanks
Samuel L. Jackson .... special thanks
Roland Joffé .... special thanks
Jonathan Keogh .... special thanks
Jennie Kong .... special thanks
Louis Leterrier .... special thanks
Jared Leto .... special thanks
Eric Ramos .... special thanks
Tatiana Rusakova .... dedicated to the loving memory of
Sean Tiedeman .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hardcore" - (working title), Canada (English title) (festival title)
"Hardcore" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for non-stop bloody brutal violence and mayhem, language throughout, sexual content/nudity and drug use
Runtime:
96 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Henry was played by 10 different stuntmen and cameramen including the director IIya Naishuller, he was originally played by russian stuntman/camera operator Sergey Valyaev but the camera rig used in production eventually caused him severe neck pain,the role was given to Andrei Dementiev-who also suffered neck pain as well in addition to losing a tooth after being struck by a stuntman, in the scenes where Danila Kozlovskiy and Sharlto Copley talked directly to Henry-Valyaev and Dementiev wore shades to prevent the actors or actresses from looking at them instead of the camera.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Henry opens the emergency exit on the airship, he nearly falls out and manages to hang on. At that altitude (high above the cloud layer), he would be sucked out and the entire compartment would decompress (the same as if you opened the door of an aeroplane in flight).See more »
Quotes:
Jimmy:[during end credits] Hello, Henry. Well, if you're hearing this, there's one more thing I need you to do.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Papillon (1973)See more »
Soundtrack:
My WomanSee more »

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236 out of 320 people found the following review useful.
TIFF 2015 -- Hardcore: Just plain fun, 13 September 2015
Author: Brap-2 from Toronto, Canada

'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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