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.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
There are worse ways to spend 90 minutes than with a mediocre Western.
Sarah's would-be parade of vengeance makes for a bloody but bland reckoning.
A revenge-fantasy Western that wants to luxuriate in its B-movie roots but suffers from dull direction and an even duller central performance.
| Original Score: 1/4
The tone in Sweetwater is as heavy as that firepower, and the film can feel like stiff medicine.
A handsomely designed, occasionally funny but ultimately empty female vengeance yarn.
As violent act begets silly exchange begets another violent act, "Sweetwater" squanders its noteworthy resources ...
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Boasting a script ripe with overwrought, pseudo-Deadwood dialogue, Sweetwater provides three roles enticing enough to have attracted thesps deserving of better material.
Unwatchable- one of the worst movies I've ever seen at Sundance.
| Original Score: 1/10
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.
| Original Score: C-
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.
| Original Score: 7/10
The Millers work known elements with flair, and their commitment to character is invigorating, making the eventual slide into bloodlust ripple with personality.
| Original Score: B+
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.