Ilya Naishuller

Hardcore Henry


Henry is resurrected from death with no memory, and he must save his wife from a telekinetic warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.

#action     #comedy    



I was already interested in seeing Hardcore Henry, the first ever first person movie, but held off against it due to my motion sickness. After finally seeing it, I'm sad to say that I did indeed get some headaches from a few action scenes. Thankfully, the story was so over the top that I had a blast watching it even with those headaches. A real adrenaline rush from start to finish. Some of the acting can be quite bad but that works with the overal feel of the movie. Furthermore, I quickly want to mention that the final act of the movie was outright fantastic. I would recommend Hardcore Henry to everybody who can handle a very shaky camera. You won't be bored one second.

#enjoyable 3.0


Hardcore Henry is one of the craziest movies I've seen in a long time and this is not a bad thing. Though you probably won't be wowed by it's story from a story writing aspect, you will see a genius portrayal of the story of an FPS game. When it comes to acting, not much can be said about the main character as he never speaks nor does he have to express facial emotion, but the other members of the cast were great in their respective role as baddy or NPC. The action was well done as well, however the shaky nature of the movie in combination with the action can result in a cluster of movement which can be hard to follow at times. In the end Hardcore Henry can be a lot of fun and it's definitely more relatable if you have played shooter games.

#enjoyable 3.0


Ilya Naishuller gives us the first ever POV movie and it's as ridiculous as you would hope it to be. Due to this gimmick, nauseousness and headaches can't be avoided for some people, while others will feel fine throughout. If you're the 2nd type of person, you will be rewarded with a crazy fun and exciting experience from start to credits. Besides the camera work, we can also tell you a bit about the action and stunt work. Both are great and really come to their right, with only a couple of scenes really being lost in the shaky cam. The acting can be questionable at times but it works well with the B-movie feel of the film. At the time of writing, Hardcore Henry might even be the best video game based movie and we would recommend it to FPS fans as well as people who are out for some crazy action (but beware the shakiness)

#enjoyable 3.0