• PG, 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Western, Drama
  • Directed By:
    Kelly Reichardt
    In Theaters:
    Apr 8, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Aug 8, 2011
  • Oscilloscope Pictures

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Meek's Cutoff Reviews

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered

Meek's Cutoff is a thoughtful, and intimate narrative that is beautifully shot and has outstanding direction.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 9/10

November 11, 2013
Glenn Dunks
Trespass

Reichardt's film is - to put it simply - a masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Trespass

September 15, 2013
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

presented people who were so devoid of personality, humor and interest that I didn't care if any of them made it out alive

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2/5

August 26, 2013
Dan Jardine
Cinemania

The film is both evocative and provocative; atmospherically and conceptually, respectively.

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 80/100

July 21, 2012

I rarely feel the heart-in-my-throat suspense that I felt as Reichardt's characters sent a covered wagon down a steep hill ...

Full Review Source: Filmwell | Original Score: A-

June 15, 2012
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A better complement than 'The Big Trail' would be 'The Blair Witch Project,' another film that taps into an American unease with the wilderness that is the shadow twin of the country's bold sense of manifest destiny.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 17, 2011
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

I felt like I was trapped on a slow-moving wagon train to nowhere with a bunch of people I wanted to escape from.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C

October 27, 2011
Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Reichardt puts such an unequivocal spin on this well-trod territory as to make it feel heretofore uncharted and of her own reckoning.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

October 14, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Offbeat and most interesting western about emigrant pioneers lost in the prairie.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

September 27, 2011
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

... a primal piece of filmmaking, wrought from dirt and rock, calico and splintered wood, and illuminated by natural light and campfire.

Full Review Source: Parallax View

September 14, 2011
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Be warned. Some stretches are almost as much of a slog for the viewer as they are for the pioneers... But Meek's Cutoff conveys a far more realistic account of what life was really like on the frontier trail than John Wayne or Clint Eastwood ever did.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

August 8, 2011
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

This is a film where life and death decisions are made at every turn; where the very concepts of religion and humanity are dissected in gorgeously subtle yet devastating ways.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 14, 2011
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

Kelly Reichardt's extremely modest film is slow, but it is also intriguing, moving and meaningful.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 13, 2011
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

May well be truer to what the migration west was like for many settlers than Hollywood's romanticized and sanitized version of such stories.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 3/4

June 23, 2011
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

Michelle Williams is now the only Dawson's Creek cast member with a chat-worthy film career.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 16, 2011
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

"Meek's Cutoff" works wonders even if you don't buy the political metaphor, instead appreciating the film as a historical survival tale and a meditation on the nature of trust - how others win it from us and why we give it to them.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 4/4

June 10, 2011
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Exhausting and ambiguous, it's for moviegoers who relish a quiet, arduous chronicle of bleak hardship, seemingly portrayed in real time.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 6/10

June 9, 2011
Clem Bastow
The Vine

Sparse, uncompromising and bewitching. Reichardt has stripped back all but the bare essentials, scattering the characters across the sun-bleached landscape like marbles.

Full Review Source: The Vine | Original Score: 5/5

May 31, 2011
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

By privileging the dynamics between the characters over story, Reichardt has created an extremely rewarding cinematic experience that is rich in political commentary, pathos and visual beauty.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 4/5

May 30, 2011
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum

It will definitely divide audiences. Some may find it a graceful and understated master class in observation. Others may be put to sleep.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum | Original Score: 2/4

May 27, 2011
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