Jane Got a Gun (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

Jane Got a Gun (2016)



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Movie Info

Natalie Portman stars in this western concerning a woman who has to defend her home against a group of outlaws. Gavin O'Connor handles directing duties, with Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton co-starring. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovimore
Rating: R (for violence and some language)
Genre: Western, Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Anthony Tambakis, Joel Edgerton, Brian Duffield, Natalie Portman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 26, 2016
Relativity Media


Natalie Portman
as Jane Hammond
Ewan McGregor
as Colin McCann
Joel Edgerton
as Dan Frost
Noah Emmerich
as Bill Hammond
James Burnett
as Cunny Charlie
Sam Quinn
as Slow Jeremiah
Chad Brummett
as Theodore
Nash Edgerton
as Fur Trader
Robb Janov
as Fiddler
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Critic Reviews for Jane Got a Gun

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (11)

The slow-burn build-up to a final showdown is, of course, a standard Western narrative device, but director Gavin O'Connor repeatedly defuses tension by cutting away to convoluted flashbacks revealing the characters' emotionally tangled backstories.

Full Review… | May 15, 2016
Movie Talk

Jane Got A Gun, even with it's great moments, isn't more than a discrete, rushed and even cowardly western. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review… | May 13, 2016
Blog de cine

Jane Got a Gun is visually stunning. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review… | May 12, 2016
Blog de cine

Jane Got A Gun never really gives any depth to any of it's characters. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review… | May 9, 2016
Blog de cine

The performances the main cast delivers are what stands out most of this film. Portman is believable, Joel Edgerton is not that charismatic and Ewan McGregor is an interesting villain. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review… | May 2, 2016
Cinemanía (Spain)

Despite its impeccable cast and a promising vengeful concept, Jane Got a Gun will have you begging to be taken to greener pastures long before its 98-minute duration concludes.

Full Review… | April 28, 2016

Audience Reviews for Jane Got a Gun

Natalie Portman in a Western that takes a unusual look at the role women played in the West. Lemme see here, you got yer prostitutes, you got yer squaws, both kind've easily dismissed as "collateral damage", and then there's that kinda mysterious category "honest woman". Portman brings grit and honesty to a story not often told that dramatizes what it took to simply be a frontier woman.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


O'Connor's direction is a tad heavy-handed (some of the flashback scenes and even the score are horribly corny and misplaced), but the film is solid enough in its attempt to create a nuanced context for the characters and make us care about them in a tense third act.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Natalie Portman leads the cast in the mediocre western Jane Got a Gun. When a gang of outlaws catches up with Jane and her husband, she seeks out an old friend to help her fight them off. Unfortunately the writing is a little weak, as most of the characters are underdeveloped. And the film's momentum is uncut by having the story broken up with flashbacks. Still, the action scenes are well-done, as are the sets and costumes. Also, the score does a good job at setting the tone and heightens the dramatic tension. Jan Got a Gun is an entertaining film, but overall it ends up being rather lackluster.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

Jane Got a Gun Quotes

Jane Hammond: Where...is...my...child?
– Submitted by Greg C (3 months ago)
Jane Hammond: I have a gun.
– Submitted by Gene E (4 months ago)
Jane Hammond: I will kill you.
– Submitted by rob g (4 months ago)
Jane Hammond: I've been runnin' my whole life. I gotta put my face to it.
– Submitted by rob g (4 months ago)

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