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In 1847, many Americans made the journey across our continent in search of gold. Many failed to complete the journey or see their dreams come to light. Capt. John Boyd (Guy Pearce) found his way here thanks to an act of cowardice during the Mexican-American War; he has been banished to a desolate military outpost in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Upon his arrival, he is greeted by a rag-tag group of soldiers manning the fort: Hart (Jeffrey Jones), the despondent commanding officer;
Mar 19, 1999 Wide
Dec 18, 2001
20th Century Fox
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More than just a gory horror film in period dress, though it bears saying over and over again that even as a simple Western-horror hybrid, this is pretty great.
Director Antonia Bird and screenwriter Ted Griffin stir up an extremely unsavory concoction about cannibalism here.
The plot begins brazenly, but the story becomes more conventional (though no less bloody) as it goes along.
...one of those rare, genuinely subversive (of Hollywood values) films, like Beyond the Valley of the Dolls or Eating Raoul
The one movie of 1999 that looks and feels like nothing you've seen before.
If you take it with a truckload of salt you may just find something of merit.
Accomplishes the seemingly impossible task of being overstuffed and undercooked at the same time.
It's too arty for the genre gang, and too grim for the art crowd, and its tone wavers uncertainly between quirky comedy and blunt violence.
Without a doubt the best -- and possibly only -- period cannibal horror comedy ever made!
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