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A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter whom is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles. (imdb)

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Hardcore belongs to 27 collections
1. Psychotronic Film and Video Guides (public: moderated by Gregzilla - 28 stars)
2. Full Female Frontal Nudity (Yes, Bush!) (public: moderated by iceblox - 17 stars)
3. Prostitution (public: moderated by Moribunny - 5 stars)
4. Sex (public: moderated by kyle.loomis - 4 stars)
5. The Gentlemen's Guide To Midnight Cinema Podcast (public: moderated by Coheed - 3 stars)
6. Internet Meme (public: moderated by Hailey - 2 stars)
7. Filmsite.org - Sex in the Movies, An Illustrated History (public: moderated by afx237vi - 2 stars)
8. father-daughter relationship (public: moderated by livelove - 2 stars)
9. Pornography (public: moderated by djross - 1 star)
10. Snuff (your public collection) | remove from collection
12. Owned (BD) (private: bizarre_eye)
13. Cinetheque (private: sdenka)
14. Backlog 256 (private: caffe)
15. Criticker Wishlist (your hidden collection) | remove from collection
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TCI | Tier | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Jul 01 Yiannos Yiannos
75T8
Hardcore was a settling of scores for Schrader, but it also embodies his ongoing struggle to resolve his personal conflicts in the medium of film. Scott gives a career best performance as Van Dorn, a religious business man with a hardened mind who travels to California to find his runaway daughter and ends up way out of his depth navigating the foreign world of pornography. Boyle also does fine work as a sleazy private eye. It only falters during its finale, which seems tentative and rushed.
Jun 20 KeanuGrieves KeanuGrieves
55T3
May 26 92filmgeek
72T9
Apr 19 arsadekar
20T1
Mar 12 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
66T7
Mar 01 frbrown frbrown
70T4
Feb 25 mCihhh mCihhh
60T4
Jan 19 Panicbeach
50T6
Jan 05 Buff
50T8
Nov 10, 2016 doe
65T8
Dec 07, 2016 bidola
81T7
Dec 02, 2016 guppy guppy
73T8
Nov 24, 2016 gregmnewman
75T5
Nov 21, 2016 Ronin22
61T7
Nov 18, 2016 M-B-M
7T8
Nov 05, 2016 Sinemaestro Amadeus
73T8
Sep 24, 2016 elmakebabi elmakebabi
68T6
Aug 25, 2016 calinki calinki
75T6
Aug 23, 2016 3_Qs ???
78T8
Aug 21, 2016 Kitano7 Kitano7
70T6
Jul 30, 2016 Midaso
78T9
Jul 18, 2016 nyg500
85T10
Jul 15, 2016 nicolino
60T6
Jul 09, 2016 Moses77
8T7
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70T6
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
90T7
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
90T10
Jun 02, 2016 Oktay Oktay
70T5
May 28, 2016 WuGambino WuGambino
70T4
May 26, 2016 Veterini Veterini
78T7
May 22, 2016 Gossamer
2T6
Apr 29, 2016 NightGoat72 NightGoat72
75T9
Apr 12, 2016 Moribunny Moribunny
80T10
One of Schrader's best scripts (sorry, but it's better than Taxi Driver) - each scene observant and sensitive with hardly a sour note, pretty much poetic in fact, but it's George C. Scott's performance that makes it everything it's meant to be. Scott was a consistently awesome actor, but I don't think I've ever seen him quite as brilliant as he is here. The ending is heartrending.
Apr 10, 2016 daffodil907 daffodil907
62T5
Feb 18, 2016 chair39
60T8
Feb 06, 2016 Shewrats
87T5
Jan 31, 2016 Hakuna92
70T7
Dec 29, 2015 suarezd82
70T6
Dec 11, 2015 MichaelOKeef
60T5
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
40T3
Oct 10, 2015 jobsbronson jobsbronson
19T4
Oct 07, 2015 henrybr
76T6
Sep 27, 2015 SnoopyStyle
80T9
Aug 02, 2015 PekkaVaino
59T4
Jul 30, 2015 Kublai_Khan Kublai Khan
53T6
Jul 17, 2015 edkrak edkrak
85T9
Jun 22, 2015 Inkerictus Inkerictus
75T7
Jun 16, 2015 Strive Strive
66T4
May 22, 2015 Hallogallo Hallogallo
6T2
May 18, 2015 Aylmer
80T8
May 09, 2015 TVCasualty TVCasualty
70T6
Apr 29, 2015 ferguson
70T6
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
50T1
Apr 14, 2015 DeLarge DeLarge
85T5
Mar 26, 2015 TheDiceman TheDiceman
60T7
Good film.
Mar 10, 2015 cory.nowacky
72T4
Mar 02, 2015 Carlospro Carlospro
80T8
George C. Scott <3
Feb 22, 2015 amukina
50T3
Feb 09, 2015 coutinho coutinho
75T6
Feb 09, 2015 joxnq joxnq
70T7
Feb 08, 2015 Toke Za
40T3
Feb 03, 2015 Niksterino
80T9
Jan 31, 2015 CrazyJim9380
85T9
Jan 25, 2015 rkosiba31
73T8
Jan 17, 2015 fabiovisnadi fabiovisnadi
84T4
Dec 28, 2014 I_am_prowler I am prowler
69T8
Dec 23, 2014 camillobruni camillobruni
70T6
Dec 01, 2014 drawingboard drawingboard
70T6
Nov 24, 2014 dourface dourface
50T3
Nov 24, 2014 10kfilms
63T6
Nov 20, 2014 Roz Roz
70T5
Oct 20, 2014 Citizen 6
78T4
Sep 18, 2014 wokelstein wokelstein
82T8
Sep 17, 2014 genecal
56T3
Aug 10, 2014 Zipster
85T7
Sometimes, just seeing the man we once saw emerge from a hard-line Five Point church pew in the Midwest with his horn-rimmed glasses, conservative suit and town car walking down the loitering central of southern California's bawdiest streets in a loud button-down, sunglasses and a black eye is enough aesthetic visual pleasure, more than the symmetry of a composition or the atmospheric color tints and sharp changes in camera speeds during the gripping, symbolically brilliant climax.
Jul 19, 2014 debaser1985
77T9
Jun 29, 2014 estragon
60T6
Jun 18, 2014 sebby sebby
60T4
Apr 27, 2014 mjjoao
60T4
Apr 24, 2014 braddad68
86T4
Apr 13, 2014 DLawrence
78T7
Apr 09, 2014 DancingP
73T7
Mar 07, 2014 Neonman Neonman
76T5
Definitely gets points for taking on a subject that most other filmmakers shy away from, and it does so very amiably. Jake's descent into this sleazy world is kinda awe-inspiring to watch, and his conversations with the prostitute he meets reveal some considerate points about respecting people who come from different paths of life. The conclusion is a disappointment after all this, with character motivations turning out to be questionable.
Feb 25, 2014 arzinger
60T4
Dec 26, 2013 web web
90T6
Nov 23, 2013 ForrestQ ForrestQ
87T9
Oct 09, 2013 fakekael
45T2
Sep 22, 2013 camus camus
70T6
Sep 19, 2013 negativland
75T8
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
70T7
Sep 12, 2013 b4con b4con
85T8
Sep 02, 2013 pyrosexual pyrosexual
90T9
Aug 08, 2013 Barkinson
70T9
Aug 06, 2013 soothsayer
60T6
Aug 03, 2013 RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
71T5
Jul 21, 2013 koliak2991 koliak2991
69T5
I would give it a higher score if not for the cliched action sequence toward the end.
Jul 14, 2013 soraxtm
70T6
Jul 14, 2013 Walterpoa Walterpoa
69T5
Jul 04, 2013 donquixotic
52T4
May 03, 2013 Whyte Nite
65T4
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
70T8
Mar 14, 2013 sdenka sdenka
76T5
Feb 20, 2013 Ronin21
70T4
Feb 04, 2013 smoore_lfc
80T9
Jan 08, 2013 Woody92 Woody92
90T7
Jan 07, 2013 deathsstroke deathsstroke
78T5
Jan 07, 2013 codpiece
85T9
Oct 07, 2012 TonyS.
79T8
Jun 15, 2012 gwynplaine gwynplaine
85T8
Jun 11, 2012 burksta LB94
83T8
May 31, 2012 glm
73T6
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May 08, 2012 bernardobrum bernardobrum
86T8
May 06, 2012 Darkling Darkling
65T6
May 02, 2012 wetwillies wetwillies
80T4
Bit of a let down. George C. Scott gets put into every father's worst nightmare and though he is typically good, he isn't quite as electrifying as I had hoped. A majority of the problems lie in the screenplay actually, which does not flesh out the father-daughter relationship before the daughter disappears. At least Schrader scrapped the original ending, which was even worse.
Apr 21, 2012 Plaza
9T10
Apr 17, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
87T9
Mar 18, 2012 filmaffinity filmaffinity
67T7
Mar 10, 2012 garbo garbo
80T8
Mar 05, 2012 Dunstan_xxx Dunstan-xxx
63T6
Mar 01, 2012 Zoltan Zoltan
65T6
Feb 19, 2012 Grognard99
5T5
Feb 15, 2012 dumbjaw dumbjaw
60T4
Feb 15, 2012 sellis
40T2
Feb 03, 2012 pzingg
83T4
Jan 20, 2012 cinemahell cinema_hell
68T3
Jan 05, 2012 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
60T7
Nov 07, 2011 laika laika
73T6
Sep 07, 2011 NPA
74T7
Sep 01, 2011 micmac micmac•
80T9
Aug 22, 2011 toro913
67T7
Aug 08, 2011 Simon M.
76T6
Jul 31, 2011 FancyClown FancyClown
62T3
Jul 24, 2011 filmcricket
66T7
Jul 09, 2011 Antares Antares
71T6
Jun 06, 2011 jodamico jodamico
76T6
It ain't no Taxi Driver and it ain't no The Searchers, but George C. Scott and Peter Boyle make a terrific pair.
May 30, 2011 Bandy Bandy
85T9
May 28, 2011 JohnSandwich JohnSandwich
65T6
It looks good and is in many ways interesting, but it's also sorta dull. Scott is very good.
May 27, 2011 Mclusky84
74T6
Apr 20, 2011 hoolie
90T8
Apr 18, 2011 BillyShears BillyShears
95T10
So in the 70s there were places where you'd pay women to snuggle up next to you naked. I'm not talking a stripclub, but places where you go into a room on a dank mattress and they just lay on top of you naked for 20 bucks. DANK TIMES.
Mar 24, 2011 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
65T7
Mar 21, 2011 trevitron trevitron
80T8
Feb 28, 2011 rollsroyce
55T4
Feb 08, 2011 etherealtard
76T5
Feb 02, 2011 dhildeb1
80T8
Jan 31, 2011 AAAutin AAAutin
52T6
Dec 07, 2010 uzisi uzi_si
76T10
Oct 17, 2010 screentime
67T5
Oct 16, 2010 roger1
89T5
Oct 13, 2010 ari
77T8
Oct 06, 2010 winds winds
6T8
Sep 20, 2010 hazelhawks hazelhawks
19T1
Aug 17, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
68T5
Aug 17, 2010 Castroph Castroph
6T6
Aug 17, 2010 Arithaniel Arithaniel
7T7
Aug 10, 2010 Mattsdmf
63T3
Jun 05, 2010 sengir sengir
78T5
Apr 22, 2010 undinum undinum
75T6
Apr 15, 2010 buser333 buser333
65T9
Feb 16, 2010 Fetsch
73T7
Feb 15, 2010 Bevo52 Bevo52
85T8
Feb 06, 2010 muutanet muutanet
63T6
The movie was interesting looking glass to 1979 porn business industry, how innocent it was. What was hardcore thrity years ago is pretty different what it is nowadays. Scott did good job, but his daughter was lousy actress. Movie contained rather little hardcore stuff, though there was open nudity.
Jan 12, 2010 Risselada Risselada
97T10
Dec 30, 2009 manonwire Puya
75T7
Dec 02, 2009 brosiv brosiv
64T2
Sep 09, 2009 negative
3T8
Aug 09, 2009 saucyjack saucyjack
82T8
The ending sucks, but the majority of the film is a highly effective portrait of a man who slowly loses control of his emotions in the obsession to find his daughter. Really good performance by Scott.
Aug 03, 2009 konor konor
68T3
Jul 25, 2009 janus
60T4
Due to their barely fleshed-out relationship, Scott's daughter's reasons for running away from home seem petty. Her "You don't care about me!" doesn't really fly with an audience that earlier witnessed Scott reduced to a blubbering wreck at the sight of her in a stag film. Scott and Boyle turn in admirable performances, and the DP makes nice use of saturated sickly colors, especially towards the end. All the problems stem from the writing.
Apr 21, 2009 imdb imdb
66T6
Mar 23, 2009 dodesukadent
85T7
Mar 10, 2009 spiritofeden
75T8
Dec 21, 2008 findlac
75T7
Dec 09, 2008 wavex
68T4
Nov 19, 2008 teecee teecee
55T9
Sep 22, 2008 jgolden
35T1
Sep 17, 2008 erolbayrak erolbayrak
70T3
Aug 22, 2008 Travisbickle Travisbickle
85T6
May 04, 2008 deproduction deproduction
76T4
everyone loves the subject matter, and its a good film, but in the end forgettable. There could've been more done with the characters and the theme of judgment, the psychology involved in sex and religion, and other themes that arose
Apr 22, 2008 miss_jesus miss jesus
70T7
Mar 20, 2008 ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
70T9
Mar 18, 2008 RNG
62T7
Mar 03, 2008 dr_radical dr. radical
56T5
Feb 25, 2008 madiso madiso
65T8
Nov 17, 2007 mike615
67T6
Nov 14, 2007 stepsideways stepsideways
65T2
Aug 18, 2007 jhmclellan jhmclellan
30T1
Saw it on TV. Wish I hadn't.
Aug 13, 2007 RPMcMurphy
63T6
Aug 13, 2007 Qwipsternet Qwipster.net
60T6
Aug 13, 2007 cdford
90T8
Aug 13, 2007 meester meester
69T6
Aug 13, 2007 nuotio
63T8
The film never really fulfills on it's promise, and it could have been a lot better, but it's still quite unique and interesting. There are few films that portray sleazy corners of 70's porn industry. It's almost like a mix of "Searchers" and "Taxi Driver" which Schrader also wrote, but the uneven quality of direction shows that Schrader is no match for Scorsese behind the camera. Scott is fine in his role, but other characters could have used more development. "8mm" borrowed heavily from this.
Aug 13, 2007 moeta2
80T4
Aug 13, 2007 Tullymox
84T7
Aug 13, 2007 chaoslechler
75T3
Aug 13, 2007 djross djross
30T2
Taxi Driver, the way it played out inside Paul Schrader's mind.
Aug 13, 2007 fletch
70T5
Average Tier 6.13 from 197 Rankings rss