Sweetwater Reviews

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Isaac Feldberg
We Got This Covered
December 30, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 20, 2013
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.
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
October 18, 2013
There isn't much insight into religious fanaticism or gender politics from the era, but the showdowns pack a punch.
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
July 4, 2013
The Millers work known elements with flair, and their commitment to character is invigorating, making the eventual slide into bloodlust ripple with personality.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com
December 29, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
October 30, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
William Goss
The Dissolve
October 21, 2013
Sarah's would-be parade of vengeance makes for a bloody but bland reckoning.
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
October 10, 2013
A revenge-fantasy Western that wants to luxuriate in its B-movie roots but suffers from dull direction and an even duller central performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
October 10, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
October 10, 2013
As violent act begets silly exchange begets another violent act, "Sweetwater" squanders its noteworthy resources ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Michael Nordine
L.A. Weekly
October 9, 2013
There are worse ways to spend 90 minutes than with a mediocre Western.
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 28, 2013
Unwatchable- one of the worst movies I've ever seen at Sundance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
David D'Arcy
Screen International
January 24, 2013
The tone in Sweetwater is as heavy as that firepower, and the film can feel like stiff medicine.
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
January 22, 2013
A handsomely designed, occasionally funny but ultimately empty female vengeance yarn.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
January 22, 2013
Boasting a script ripe with overwrought, pseudo-Deadwood dialogue, Sweetwater provides three roles enticing enough to have attracted thesps deserving of better material.
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