Thanks to Crowjane for the heads-up on the US DVD release of The Tender Hook under the title Boxer & The Bombshell. It can be pre-ordered on Amazon – release date is September 27, 2011.
According to their website, Accent Film Entertainment will release The Tender Hook on DVD on February 19th, 2009. Thanks to Crowjane for the heads up.
Accent Film Entertainment December 2008 THE TENDER HOOK (Rental) (2008) “Compelling tale of love and revenge” Colin Fraser, moviereview.com.au “Le Nevez is excellent” “Rose Byrne gives a deliciously enigmatic performance” David Stratton, At the Movies “Rose is fabulous” Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies “Hugo Weaving shines” Notebook “Strong performances, particularly from Rose Byrne, who […]
Infilm Luke Buckmaster September 23, 2008 Hugo Weaving fans will enjoy watching him gobble up the screen in writer/director Jonathan Ogilvie’s The Tender Hook, a sumptuously shot period drama set in Sydney in the 1920s. It’s the sort of role Weaving seems genetically designed to play: highly educated, well-manicured, despicably debonair. His character is a boxing […]
The Tender Hook has been released in Australia last Thursday to mixed reviews. Until the movie gets a wider release and we can make our own minds up, HERE’s a sample of the reviews that have appeared online.
ABC.net.au David Stratton THE TENDER HOOK, is set in Sydney during the 1920s and McHeath, (HUGO WEAVING), is a criminal who operates as a boxing promoter and a night-club owner, assisted by his oddball off-siders Donnie and Ronnie, (JOHN BATCHELOR and TYLER COPPIN). He hires a young boxer, Art, (MATT LE NEVEZ) who takes a […]
FilmInk Peter Galvin September 15, 2008 “…clever.” In Jonathan Ogilvie’s oddball period piece, set in 1920s Sydney, Hugo Weaving plays the menacing McHeath, a gangster who sidelines as a boxing promoter. But what McHeath really enjoys doing is crooning jazz-age tunes for his mates – he’s even got his own band. He certainly isn’t getting too […]
Urban Cinefile September 18, 2008 SYNOPSIS: Iris (Rose Byrne), a beautiful young woman caught at the apex of a dangerous love triangle. Her English lover McHeath (Hugo Weaving), a rogue boxing promoter, suspects her involvement with his new young protégé Art (Matt Le Nevez). In a flawed moral landscape each struggles to retain their personal […]
Blog September 18, 2008 The Tender Hook – Starring Hugo Weaving, Rose Byrne and Matthew Le Nevez. Directed by Jonathan Ogilvie. Rated M for violence, drug use and coarse language. 104 mins. You would think that most Australian films were 3 hour dirges told in a foreign language the way audiences avoid seeing them. A […]
Sydney Morning Herald Sacha Molitorisz September 18, 2008 An imaginative Aussie film set in Sydney’s jazz age where the most stunning achievements are technical. Genre Drama Run Time 104 minutes Rated M Country Australia Director Jonathan Ogilvie Sydney, the jazz age. A place of razor gangs and killer suits. In his ringside seat, McHeath is […]