Forsaken Reviews

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July 20, 2019
By relying on uninspired Western tropes over true grit, Forsaken is forgettable.
September 17, 2017
Veteran TV director Jon Cassar (a 24 stalwart) isn't aiming for anything particularly original or revisionist here, and some viewers will take issue with his film's measured pacing... But the movie has enough grace notes to keep Western fans engaged
February 18, 2017
As modern critics lament the death of the genre, Forsaken is a reminder as to why Westerns went out of fashion in the first place.
June 21, 2016
If you're a fan of the genre' you won't be disappointed by FORSAKEN.
June 19, 2016
A humdrum Western which never demonstrates even the suggestion of a trick up its sleeve.
March 18, 2016
In a standard cowering-town-needs-a-gunfighter drama, typical themes (redemption, forgiveness) are laid out with little imagination.
March 5, 2016
It should please those who like their westerns the old-fashioned way.
March 3, 2016
Forsaken is still a film to be enjoyed. The performances themselves justify that.
February 27, 2016
Because of its intriguing emphasis on the strained father/son relationship, 'Forsaken' ends up being a compelling drama as well as a wonderful addition to the Western genre.
February 26, 2016
Forsaken offers sufficient gun battles, standoffs, and shot-him-dead moments to keep fans of superficial Westerns entertained, but its revenge story is unfalteringly by-the-books.
February 24, 2016
In the end, there is nothing horribly wrong with Forsaken, but there isn't all that much right about it either.
February 22, 2016
Father and son team up for a Western in the classic style.
February 22, 2016
Though it borrows liberally from the classic Shane and doesn't really offer anything new, this lowkey Western still works, thanks to patient storytelling and a batch of strong performances.
February 22, 2016
Forsaken greatly benefits from the poignant teaming of its father-and-son stars -- as well as Michael Wincott as an especially elegant and eloquent gunfighter who has great respect for John.
February 21, 2016
Old-school western fans won't find a lot of originality here, but if you're looking for a well-executed, straight genre exercise, give it a shot.
February 20, 2016
So generic are these tribulations and story beats that they could have entered the realm of self-aware camp if they weren't played so straight.
February 19, 2016
... conveys a gritty style and features solid performances, but most of the characters and themes seem recycled.
February 19, 2016
True, we have seen almost all the elements in "Forsaken" in a hundred Westerns of the past. But they're assembled with such care that there's room for version 101.
February 19, 2016
It's hard to be overtly opinionated regarding Forsaken, because the plodding, uneventful little movie never asks more of you than basic consciousness; it's like the cinematic equivalent of cleaning out dryer lint.
February 19, 2016
Attempts to be a slow burn thriller building to a climactic shoot-out are more 'Back to the Future III' than 'High Noon,' but smaller character moments are deeply, genuinely felt by the actors.
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