Purgatory

1999, Western, 1h 36m

3 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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After outlaw Blackjack Britton (Eric Roberts) and his gang hold up a bank, they escape through a dust storm and wind up in the sleepy town of Refuge. Finding its inhabitants and sheriff (Sam Shepard) unusually passive and genteel, Blackjack and his bunch begin to take advantage, causing all manner of trouble. The gang can't fathom the town's lack of fight until they learn that Refuge is actually a purgatory for famous dead gunfighters who must resist the violence that marked their lives.

Cast & Crew

Sam Shepard
Sheriff Forrest, Wild Bill Hickock
Eric Roberts
Blackjack Britton
Randy Quaid
Doc Woods, Doc Holliday
Peter Stormare
Cavin Guthrie
Brad Rowe
Leo "Sonny" Dillard
Donnie Wahlberg
Deputy Glen, Billy The Kid
John David Souther
Brooks, Jesse James
Amelia Heinle
Rose, Betty McCullough
Shannon Kenny
Dolly Sloan, Ivy
John Dennis Johnston
Lamb, "Lefty" Slade
Les Lannom
Bartender
Uli Edel
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David A. Rosemont
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Critic Reviews for Purgatory

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Audience Reviews for Purgatory

  • Jan 13, 2008
    Interesting spin on the traditional western
    Ida K Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2007
    Uli Edel drops some fantasy into a western atmosphere in <i>Purgatory</i>.<p>This isn't a 90 minute sprint around the track by any means, but for a film that does harness a slower pace, the cloudiness and sense of mystery stirs up enough intrigue to keep the story afloat.</p><p>The film may kick off with a bang; however, there isn't much in the way of bullets flying around, which leaves the feeling that this is lesser than an action picture. Fortunately, the final act makes up for it all.</p><p>The cast is strong and it shows. Sam Shepard was born for his role and Eric Roberts proves to be an excellent adversary. Peter Stormare, Randy Quaid, J.D. Souther, and Donnie Wahlberg fill up the supporting cast nicely. Amelia Heinle is a sight for sore eyes in a film full of gun-slinging cowboys.</p><p><i>Purgatory</i> fits the bill as a western with a unique flavor, thus making it a recommendable film.</p>
    JY S Super Reviewer

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