Average Rating: 4/10
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Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 10
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Average Rating: 3.8/10
Critic Reviews: 6
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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.
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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