Average Rating: 4.2/10
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Average Rating: 3.8/10
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In the late 1800's, a beautiful former prostitute (January Jones: "Mad Men") is trying to build an honest life with her husband in the rugged plains of New Mexico. When she catches the eye of a sadistic and powerful religious leader (Jason Isaacs: Harry Potter series), her life is violently turned upside down. She embarks on a bloody course of vengeance with the assistance of a renegade sheriff (Ed Harris: Pollock, The Hours, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) who has pretty violent tendencies of his
Oct 11, 2013 Limited
Dec 31, 2013
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A revenge-fantasy Western that wants to luxuriate in its B-movie roots but suffers from dull direction and an even duller central performance.
It bludgeons with intent, even dabbling in some "Deadwood"-level verbal shock-and-awe; without wit or intelligence, it's merely baroque affectation playacting at depth.
As violent act begets silly exchange begets another violent act, "Sweetwater" squanders its noteworthy resources ...
A handsomely designed, occasionally funny but ultimately empty female vengeance yarn.
Boasting a script ripe with overwrought, pseudo-Deadwood dialogue, Sweetwater provides three roles enticing enough to have attracted thesps deserving of better material.
It's not particularly congruent, but thanks to two terrific performances and director Logan Miller's determination to make his own kind of music, Sweetwater packs one hell of a punch.
The west has never been less gritty, less pulpy than it is here, with the locale fading into the background when it should be a character in its own right.
This oater with shades of Weird West comic books has a plot too easy to foretell and a thrill level that dips with the rising of the body count.
Sarah's would-be parade of vengeance makes for a bloody but bland reckoning.
An excellent cast and the film's authentic period look help transport us back to 1880s New Mexico while watching a very angry woman out for revenge.
There isn't much insight into religious fanaticism or gender politics from the era, but the showdowns pack a punch.
The Millers work known elements with flair, and their commitment to character is invigorating, making the eventual slide into bloodlust ripple with personality.
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