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The Proposition Reviews

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

John Hillcoat's violence-probing Western feels as uncompromisingly bleak, royally widescreen and graphically violent as any Sam Peckinpah opus - a sunburned, grimy-nailed saga of point-blank executions and blood wrung from a cat o' nine tails.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 4/4

September 17, 2010
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Ferocious yet free of shallow misanthropy

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 30, 2009
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

What the characters have in common--the only thing they have in common, really--is the desire for community amid the well-founded expectation of imminent, violent death.

Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

August 21, 2009
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

ustralian-born singer/songwriter Nick Cave pens his second film (after "Ghosts ... Of The Civil Dead") and generates a prescient allegory about imperialism.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B+

April 19, 2009
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Guy Pearce seems to have boiled himself down into some kind of Guy Pearce Concentrate. Winstone looks like he's been sculpted from the Australian wilderness around him.

| Original Score: A-

August 22, 2007
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

a mythic exploration of the ever shifting frontier between savagery and civilisation in an unforgiving landscape.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 3, 2007

Any movie that can cling to your memory with as much brutal power as this fantastic film is unquestionably a proposition worth taking.

Full Review Source: UGO

March 24, 2007
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International

The finest, strangest and most uncompromising western to hit screens since Unforgiven.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

Cave's screenplay is masterful in taking the trappings of the western genre and transposing them to the Australian Outback. There's an ebb and flow to his writing and there's also the sense that tragedy is inevitable. He also manages to work in the dep

Full Review Source: Murphy's Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

January 12, 2007
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

An Australian western without genre traditions in mind -- instead, their movie explores the complexities of moral relativity.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 8/10

December 30, 2006
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

This Aussie horse opera doesn't so much present an exotic, bizarro version of the Wild West as the apotheosis of it.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

August 7, 2006
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

It's as strong a Western as you're likely to see, at least since Clint Eastwood gave us Unforgiven 14 years ago.

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 9/10

August 4, 2006
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... a movie full of startling and sometimes beautiful moments

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 92/100

July 4, 2006
Alan Dale
Blogcritics.org

The Proposition depicts male brutality, both within and without the confines of the law, in a beautifully measured way that doesn't kill the intensity of the narrative--wild contrasts, ironic similarities, and all.

Full Review Source: Blogcritics.org

June 28, 2006
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Despite perpetual rumors of its demise as a genre, the Western is alive and well in the Australian outback.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 4/5

June 24, 2006
Ben Walters
Time Out
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A beautifully shot tracker's western that brings the Fordian poles of garden and desert to bear on the bushrangers' Outback, this is also a revenge drama of substantial horror.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Beauty, brutality, some sly social commentary... plus another sweaty, shirtless performance from Guy Pearce highlight this Aussie western from the pen of Bad Seed Nick Cave.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 24, 2006
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

When it comes to condemning the ancient Western code of violence, this film should practice what it preaches.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

June 24, 2006
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It echoes, if not captures, the genre's harshest narrative and poetically visual trademarks -- all that's missing is Monument Valley -- while rejecting any romantic notions about how people shape their worlds, and vice versa.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

June 23, 2006
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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A visionary tale of a fragile civilizing impulse crushed by family loyalty and a lust for revenge in the vast Outback of the late 19th century.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

June 22, 2006
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