Black '47 (2018)
Critic Consensus: Black '47 anchors its grim and gritty action in deceptively deep genre storytelling, although its epic ambitions arguably exceed its grasp.
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The movie sits in a murky place between appropriately weary historical drama and a more nimble action-Western hybrid, spurred by an outlaw's revenge
A visually arresting, Anglo-Irish western-style revenge tale that maintains a firm directorial grip on the foreboding landscape.
Despite its Irish setting, Black '47 feels more than anything like an American Western, what with its shades-of-grey morality and almost Biblical quest for payback.
Since this is a rare feature film to treat the Irish famine, it's a little odd that it tilts so heavily toward a genre exercise. But as a genre exercise, it's pretty potent.
Black 47 feels more like a small screen misfire than the grand cinematic epic that this rich story deserves.
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