Mr. Movie

August 29, 2012

'Lawless' fails to lay down the law

Maybe with a deeper character and a better screenplay, Shia LeBeouf could have shown us some chops in 'Lawless.' His story, like the movie, goes nowhere until the expected, predictable and violent climax.

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About Gary Wolcott

Gary Wolcott


Gary Wolcott's "Mr. Movie" column has appeared in the Tri-City Herald since 1992. The Tri-Cities native now lives in Portland, Ore., and watches about 200 movies each year. He believes movies are made to be seen on theater screens and that you should see them there, too. He also encourages questions and comment and loves movie debate.