It's well worth tracking down, wherever you can find it. For it has the kind of tension and energy -- maybe even a touch of delirium -- that is only a memory in most of today's big studio movies.
A wry thriller with a keen edge.
A rather ho-hum if watchable neo-noir, though it's been treated in some quarters as something special.
[A] well-played, highly entertaining and playfully ingenious thriller.
It should never have fallen through the cracks. This clever little film is a real find.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
It is a treasure waiting to be discovered.
It's the kind of movie made by people who love movies, have had some good times at them, and want to celebrate the very texture of old genres like the western and the film noir.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Red Rock West is a roller-coaster ride of a film, designed for those who like their thrillers spiced with the unexpected.
| Original Score: 3/4
Director John Dahl and his brother Rick Dahl co-wrote the intelligent and off-handedly witty script; they're like the Coen brothers, but with a sense of fun and a coherent, entertaining story to tell.