Lawless: Bondurant Boys as Appalachian Gangsters



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My ancestors made shine in Western Maryland and West Virginia and my Great Grandmother used to tell me stories of him running with brothers from Virginia once in a while, one of whom was named "A.J." ... I never thought anything of it. I came to find out that it was in fact the Bondurant brothers. Apparently my Great Great Grandfather called Jack, "AJ". I have no clue why or if my great grandmother just made this up in her head, but it seems a bit too convenient for her to have made up. She had AJ and Forrest right. She didn't know there were three brothers. Apparently he met Jack who was younger than him and was introduced to Forrest. Or, so she said. Right when this came out I saw it. We watched it together. Asked her if my great great ever did anything like the movie and she just smiled and said, "he did what he had to back then". Wow. Ok then....

Matt 235 days ago

We've watched it several times we love it and we live here in Martinsville walking distance from Roselawn cemetery where the brothers are buried I love the local history and want to know more I'm trying to find their residences? Great movie.

Great movie

Jamie 248 days ago


I've watched it 8 times I like it,im from their

Jerry blankenship more than 1 year ago


I rarely watch a movie more than once. I've now seen LAWLESS 5 times. Still seeing and hearing new things....... could become a classic - if not cult classic. Someone Big in Hollywood had it in for one or two of the producers/writers/directors . . . . .

Bobbslade more than 2 years ago


I really love this movie. We have watched it numerous times. My 13yr old son even got his hair cut like Forrest. I recommend everyone to watch this movie.

Danielle more than 3 years ago


I watch this movie over and over again. Some of my folks ran moonshine in their souped up cars bc even as a kid in Ga most we're dry counties in the 50's. I know this is sort of a romance with a flirt of danger that makes this movie so relatable with me. Tom Hardy is great, as for Jason Clark, and Shia... Deb

Debi more than 3 years ago


This was an awesome movie!!!!!!!!!! I can watch it over and over. The brothers were sexy as hell! Omg this is a must see.

Tiandreosborne more than 4 years ago

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Lawless: Bondurant Boys as Appalachian Gangsters | Word of the Nerd more than 5 years ago

I was first in to see it in Rocky Mount, our B&B, The Claiborne House is just up the hill from the movie theater, and although it was hollywood-ized, it was still very entertaining. Comparing it to the book or real life shouldn't really apply, it is just a movie, to make money. So in the end, people got a kick out of it, always wanting the home team to win, over the out-of-towners.

I recommend seeing it, but please don't bring your kids. Innkeeper at The Claiborne House B&B in Franklin County, Virginia

InnkeeperVA more than 5 years ago


Best movie in a LONG time! KUDOS TO ACTOR TOM HARDY!!!!

Pamela Robinson more than 4 years ago

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