Sweetwater (1988)





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Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Critic Reviews for Sweetwater

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Sweetwater does have inspired moments of wild wit, heady heartland humor, and sobering social satire touching on religious fanaticism in particular. Though far too intermingled with SNL style flaky slapstick.

Full Review… | January 3, 2014

Audience Reviews for Sweetwater


140102: "Horrific and Hilarious" - How this film is described by Jason Issacs in the making of featurette. Good description which I will try to follow up on. If this is the way my year is going to start then it's bound to be a great year. Sleeper hit of the last few years. Found at Walmart while searching video games with my son. Thought this might be another B Western that I regret spending money on. Nope. This one will follow me to my death. As a matter of fact, not sure this film was good for my health. Be warned there is a lot of violence and stressful moments held within. This is a dark film. It's not happy. But, it's awesome. So badly wanted to give it five stars but some may think I'm nuts. Wow, that's all I can think to say at this point. Wow. Also, there are some humorous moments held within. Sheriff Jackson's investigational commentary at Prophet Josiah's dinner table is awesome. He carries to great effect while watering Charlie, his horse. Koodos to Eduardo Noriega as Miguel and January Jones as Sarah. Great characters. Strangely, I thought this film was going to be a flop based upon the first ten minutes. Stay tuned as it gets better with time. The use of forensics by Sheriff Jackson and Barley (Kevin Wiggins) was a delightful law enforcement twist. The killings are graphic but you cheer most of them on. Pedophiles be warned, Martin goes down hardest of all. Violated at the barrel of a gun, and by Sheriff Jackson himself. Paybacks a bitch.

John Redshaw
John Redshaw

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