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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 29 collections
1. Psychotronic Film and Video Guides (public: moderated by Gregzilla - 30 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 Dorkovsky - 4 stars)
5. The Gentlemen's Guide To Midnight Cinema Podcast (public: moderated by Coheed - 3 stars)
6. Filmsite.org - Sex in the Movies, An Illustrated History (public: moderated by afx237vi - 3 stars)
7. Internet Meme (public: moderated by Hailey - 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 - 1 star) | remove from collection
11. Powerhouse Films Releases (public: moderated by kjones77)
13. Owned (BD) (private: bizarre_eye)
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TCI | Percentile | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Apr 20 Seethruskin Seethruskin
4 53%
I'm not sure it's as deep or as scathing as Schrader thinks it is. It's still quite an enjoyable film on a trashy, seedy level tho and Scott's really trying his best.
Apr 15 AchwellFoley
68 62%
Apr 15 apsays
64 53%
Apr 13 dourface dourface
50 27%
Apr 08 Mr_Mxyzptlk Mr. Mxyzptlk
100 %
Mar 02 illeagle
70 49%
Feb 17 coldesser
80 73%
Feb 10 tjobidoo
9 82%
Dec 27, 2017 cbennett
70 54%
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
60 45%
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
50 26%
Nov 15, 2017 maborosi maborosi
83 86%
Oct 27, 2017 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
91 92%
Aug 09, 2017 robot2xl robot2xl
73 48%
Jul 01, 2017 Yiannos Yiannos
75 79%
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, 2017 KeanuGrieves KeanuGrieves
55 21%
May 26, 2017 92filmgeek
72 85%
Apr 19, 2017 arsadekar
20 4%
Mar 12, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
66 64%
Mar 01, 2017 frbrown frbrown
70 34%
Feb 25, 2017 mCihhh mCihhh
60 37%
Jan 19, 2017 Panicbeach
50 47%
Jan 05, 2017 Buff
50 67%
Dec 07, 2016 bidola
81 61%
Dec 02, 2016 guppy guppy
73 78%
Nov 24, 2016 gregmnewman
75 37%
Nov 21, 2016 Ronin22
61 66%
Nov 18, 2016 M-B-M
6 73%
Nov 10, 2016 doe
65 62%
Nov 05, 2016 Sinemaestro Amadeus
73 72%
Sep 24, 2016 elmakebabi elmakebabi
68 55%
Aug 25, 2016 calinki calinki
75 51%
Aug 23, 2016 3_Qs ???
78 77%
Aug 21, 2016 Kitano7 Kitano7
70 54%
Jul 30, 2016 Midaso
8 96%
Jul 18, 2016 nyg500
85 91%
Jul 15, 2016 nicolino
60 37%
Jul 09, 2016 Moses77
8 69%
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70 29%
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
90 69%
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
90 96%
Jun 02, 2016 Oktay Oktay
70 41%
May 28, 2016 WuGambino WuGambino
70 38%
May 26, 2016 Veterini Veterini
78 62%
May 22, 2016 Gossamer
2 60%
Apr 29, 2016 NightGoat72 NightGoat72
75 84%
Apr 12, 2016 Moribunny Moribunny
80 90%
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
62 43%
Feb 18, 2016 chair39
60 76%
Feb 06, 2016 Shewrats
87 47%
Jan 31, 2016 Hakuna92
70 53%
Dec 29, 2015 suarezd82
70 32%
Dec 11, 2015 MichaelOKeef
60 39%
Nov 27, 2015 coroner
40 21%
Oct 10, 2015 jobsbronson jobsbronson
19 35%
Oct 07, 2015 henrybr
76 53%
Sep 27, 2015 SnoopyStyle
80 89%
Aug 02, 2015 PekkaVaino
59 30%
Jul 30, 2015 Kublai_Khan Kublai Khan
53 50%
Jul 17, 2015 edkrak edkrak
85 89%
Jun 22, 2015 Inkerictus Inkerictus
75 67%
Jun 16, 2015 Strive Strive
66 31%
May 22, 2015 Hallogallo Hallogallo
6 18%
May 18, 2015 Aylmer
80 76%
May 09, 2015 TVCasualty TVCasualty
70 31%
Apr 29, 2015 ferguson
70 60%
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
50 9%
Apr 14, 2015 DeLarge DeLarge
85 45%
Mar 26, 2015 TheDiceman TheDiceman
60 61%
Good film.
Mar 10, 2015 cory.nowacky
72 39%
Mar 02, 2015 Carlospro Carlospro
80 78%
George C. Scott <3
Feb 22, 2015 amukina
50 24%
Feb 09, 2015 coutinho coutinho
75 55%
Feb 09, 2015 joxnq joxnq
70 66%
Feb 08, 2015 Toke Za
40 19%
Feb 03, 2015 Niksterino
80 84%
Jan 31, 2015 CrazyJim9380
85 83%
Jan 25, 2015 rkosiba31
73 72%
Jan 17, 2015 fabiovisnadi fabiovisnadi
82 33%
Dec 28, 2014 I_am_prowler I am prowler
69 72%
Dec 23, 2014 camillobruni camillobruni
70 55%
Dec 01, 2014 drawingboard drawingboard
70 44%
Nov 24, 2014 10kfilms
63 58%
Nov 20, 2014 Roz Roz
70 45%
Oct 20, 2014 Citizen 6
78 27%
Sep 18, 2014 wokelstein wokelstein
82 71%
Sep 17, 2014 genecal
56 22%
Aug 10, 2014 Zipster
85 68%
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
77 84%
Jun 29, 2014 estragon
60 52%
Jun 18, 2014 sebby sebby
60 37%
Apr 27, 2014 mjjoao
60 26%
Apr 24, 2014 braddad68
86 30%
Apr 13, 2014 DLawrence
78 61%
Apr 09, 2014 DancingP
73 64%
Mar 07, 2014 Neonman Neonman
76 50%
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
60 38%
Dec 26, 2013 web web
90 46%
Nov 23, 2013 ForrestQ ForrestQ
87 85%
Oct 09, 2013 fakekael
45 13%
Sep 22, 2013 camus camus
70 63%
Sep 19, 2013 negativland
75 66%
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
70 57%
Sep 12, 2013 b4con b4con
85 70%
Sep 02, 2013 pyrosexual pyrosexual
90 87%
Aug 08, 2013 Barkinson
70 81%
Aug 06, 2013 soothsayer
60 59%
Aug 03, 2013 RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
71 43%
Jul 21, 2013 koliak2991 koliak2991
69 47%
I would give it a higher score if not for the cliched action sequence toward the end.
Jul 14, 2013 soraxtm
70 34%
Jul 14, 2013 Walterpoa Walterpoa
69 48%
Jul 04, 2013 donquixotic
52 36%
May 03, 2013 Whyte Nite
65 27%
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
70 74%
Mar 14, 2013 sdenka sdenka
76 48%
Feb 20, 2013 Ronin21
70 34%
Feb 04, 2013 smoore_lfc
80 81%
Jan 08, 2013 Woody92 Woody92
90 67%
Jan 07, 2013 deathsstroke deathsstroke
78 47%
Jan 07, 2013 codpiece
85 82%
Oct 07, 2012 TonyS.
79 73%
Jun 15, 2012 gwynplaine gwynplaine
85 70%
Jun 11, 2012 burksta LB94
83 78%
May 31, 2012 glm
73 50%
72.875
May 08, 2012 bernardobrum bernardobrum
86 72%
May 06, 2012 Darkling Darkling
65 51%
May 02, 2012 wetwillies wetwillies
80 36%
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
9 92%
Apr 17, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
87 86%
Mar 18, 2012 filmaffinity filmaffinity
67 69%
Mar 10, 2012 garbo garbo
80 68%
Mar 05, 2012 Dunstan_xxx Dunstan-xxx
63 50%
Mar 01, 2012 Zoltan Zoltan
65 55%
Feb 19, 2012 Grognard99
5 35%
Feb 15, 2012 dumbjaw dumbjaw
55 28%
Feb 15, 2012 sellis
40 14%
Feb 03, 2012 pzingg
83 35%
Jan 20, 2012 cinemahell cinema_hell
68 26%
Jan 05, 2012 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
60 64%
Nov 07, 2011 laika laika
73 54%
Sep 07, 2011 NPA
74 62%
Sep 01, 2011 micmac_ii micmac
80 86%
Aug 22, 2011 toro913
67 68%
Aug 08, 2011 Simon M.
76 52%
Jul 31, 2011 FancyClown FancyClown
62 20%
Jul 24, 2011 filmcricket
66 65%
Jul 09, 2011 Antares Antares
71 58%
Jun 06, 2011 jodamico jodamico
76 54%
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
85 82%
May 28, 2011 JohnSandwich JohnSandwich
65 53%
It looks good and is in many ways interesting, but it's also sorta dull. Scott is very good.
May 27, 2011 Mclusky84
74 59%
Apr 20, 2011 hoolie
90 78%
Apr 18, 2011 BillyShears BillyShears
95 96%
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
65 66%
Mar 21, 2011 trevitron trevitron
80 73%
Feb 28, 2011 rollsroyce
55 37%
Feb 08, 2011 etherealtard
76 46%
Feb 02, 2011 dhildeb1
80 65%
Jan 31, 2011 AAAutin AAAutin
52 55%
Dec 07, 2010 uzisi uzi_si
76 92%
Oct 17, 2010 screentime
67 49%
Oct 16, 2010 roger1
89 45%
Oct 13, 2010 ari
77 75%
Oct 06, 2010 winds winds
6 75%
Sep 20, 2010 hazelhawks hazelhawks
19 3%
Aug 17, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
68 42%
Aug 17, 2010 Castroph Castroph
6 55%
Aug 17, 2010 Arithaniel Arithaniel
7 66%
Aug 10, 2010 Mattsdmf
63 29%
Jun 05, 2010 sengir sengir
78 37%
Apr 22, 2010 undinum undinum
75 56%
Apr 15, 2010 buser333 buser333
65 80%
Feb 16, 2010 Fetsch
73 68%
Feb 15, 2010 Bevo52 Bevo52
85 69%
Feb 06, 2010 muutanet muutanet
63 56%
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
97 97%
Dec 30, 2009 manonwire Puya
75 54%
Dec 02, 2009 brosiv brosiv
64 18%
Sep 09, 2009 negative
3 %
Aug 09, 2009 saucyjack saucyjack
82 71%
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
68 23%
Jul 25, 2009 janus
60 30%
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
66 15%
Mar 23, 2009 dodesukadent
85 55%
Mar 10, 2009 spiritofeden
75 77%
Dec 21, 2008 findlac
75 60%
Dec 09, 2008 wavex
68 31%
Nov 19, 2008 teecee teecee
55 80%
Sep 22, 2008 jgolden
35 6%
Sep 17, 2008 erolbayrak erolbayrak
70 16%
Aug 22, 2008 Travisbickle Travisbickle
85 56%
May 04, 2008 deproduction deproduction
76 38%
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
70 67%
Mar 20, 2008 ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
70 80%
Mar 18, 2008 RNG
62 62%
Mar 03, 2008 dr_radical dr. radical
56 44%
Feb 25, 2008 madiso madiso
65 69%
Nov 17, 2007 mike615
67 59%
Nov 14, 2007 stepsideways stepsideways
65 13%
Aug 18, 2007 jhmclellan jhmclellan
30 4%
Saw it on TV. Wish I hadn't.
Aug 13, 2007 fletch
70 45%
Aug 13, 2007 Tullymox
84 57%
Aug 13, 2007 moeta2
80 29%
Aug 13, 2007 djross djross
30 13%
Taxi Driver, the way it played out inside Paul Schrader's mind.
Aug 13, 2007 meester meester
69 50%
Aug 13, 2007 RPMcMurphy
63 57%
Aug 13, 2007 nuotio
63 75%
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 Qwipsternet Qwipster.net
60 50%
Aug 13, 2007 cdford
90 74%
Aug 13, 2007 chaoslechler
75 19%
Average Percentile 54.4% from 210 Rankings rss