Bone Tomahawk

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Bone Tomahawk's peculiar genre blend won't be for everyone, but its gripping performances and a slow-burning story should satisfy those in search of something different.



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When a group of cannibal savages kidnaps settlers from the small town of Bright Hope, an unlikely team of gunslingers, led by Sheriff Franklin Hunt, sets out to bring them home. But their enemy is more ruthless than anyone could have imagined, putting their mission - and survival itself - in serious jeopardy. This is a gritty action-packed thriller chronicling a terrifying rescue mission in the Old West.


Kurt Russell
as Sheriff Franklin Hunt
Lili Simmons
as Samantha O'Dwyer
Matthew Fox
as John Brooder
Patrick Wilson
as Arthur O'Dwyer
Evan Jonigkeit
as Deputy Nick
Fred Melamed
as Clarence
Sid Haig
as Buddy
Sean Young
as Mrs. Porter
Michael Paré
as Mr. Wallington
Kathryn Morris
as Lorna Hunt
James Tolkan
as Pianist
Zahn McClarnon
as The Professor
Michael Emery
as Redheaded Fellow
David Midthunder
as Misshapen Troglodyte
Raw Leiba
as Wolf Skull
Geno Segers
as Boar Tusks
Alex Meraz
as Eagle Skulls
Robert Mukes
as Sentinel
Brandon Molale
as Noseless Troglodyte
Eddie Spears
as Serrated Tomahawk
Jay Tavare
as Sharp Teeth
Benjamin "Blake" Woodruff
as Young Troglodyte
Mario Perez
as Mexican Man
Susie Castaneda
as Pregnant Troglodyte A
Marem Hassler
as Pregnant Troglodyte B
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  • Sep 02, 2018
    After a bit of a shocker beginning the film gets comfortable in rather regular Western Territory for a while. The pace is slow, but the characters interesting enough and there are odd traces of grim humor here or there. None of that prepares for the gore fest of the showdown with some of the nastiest on screen deaths you've ever seen. You gotta appreciate someone trying something fresh here, even though that's certainly not for everyone. I had to chuckle a few times and my jaw dropped to the ground just as often. Gotta appreciate that.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 01, 2017
    How seldom it is to see such a high quality film with such a low budget. Every actor puts in a terrific performance, and I absolutely loved Matthew Fox, of the show Lost (my all-time favorite TV show) and his character. The best part of Bone Tomahawk is how unpredictable it is. The writing and the plot itself are top notch and the makeup/ blood effects are sickeningly realistic. This film is violent on an entirely different level from all other horror movies, mainly at the end. The final 45 minutes is breathtaking and intense, and the 135 minute running time is fully paid off. It's a shame that this gem went unnoticed at the box office, because this is one of the best westerns I've ever seen.
    Kevin M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 13, 2016
    Turns out the western genre isn't dead yet, there's still some gems to be found.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
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