Hardcore Henry is one of those rare films that almost makes so little sense that it makes perfect sense. But what it lacks in plotline, it makes up for with some seriously innovative first-person special effects. You’ve certainly never experienced a film quite like this before.
Ilya Naishuller uses the thin plot as a vehicle for his experiment, taking us on a visual journey at breakneck speed – Henry’s well-deserved 18 rating means you’ll want to cringe away from its explicit gore, while at the same time being concerned you’ll trip over if you glance down for too long.
Let’s be honest, Hardcore Henry serves no real purpose other than to test the first-person angle. If you’re willing to overlook some motion sickness, it’s a lot of fun.
CAST: Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, Tim Roth
DIRECTOR: Ilya Naishuller
WRITERS: Ilya Naishuller & Will Stewart
SYNOPSIS: Brought back to life as part robot, with no memory of who he is, Henry sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife from the clutches of the evil Akon, who is busy building his own robot army.