Harsh Times is the
story of Jim (Christian Bale), a former soldier whose life is plagued
by the memories of his time as a soldier which now challenge him to become a
normal member of society. Spending time between Mexico with his
finance and his best friend Mike (Freddy Rodriguez) in L.A., the pair
deceive Matt's girlfriend (Eva Longoria) into thinking that they are
looking for work in the streets of L.A. while really getting involved in
nefarious activities such as stealing from drug dealers and
challenging the local gangs.
As the story
progresses, we find out that Jim has been declined a position in the
L.A. police force and decides to try his luck to join the FBI with their
Homeland Security unit. Unfortunately for Jim and his friend Matt,
the pair descend into chaos as they question what society wants of
them and what they want of society. A truly gripping performance by
Christian Bale who is directed by David Ayer in this tale from the
creators of Training Day that is gripping, inspiring and deadly.
cinematic scenes, this DVD is presented in an aspect ratio of 16:9
with glorious Dolby Digital 5.1 that is truly a first class movie
experience. Highly Recommended!