Jane Got a Gun Reviews

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April 4, 2019
O'Connor's direction grips hardest during tense action sequences, but any time Jane hasn't got her gun, the film and its atmosphere deflates.
August 23, 2018
Portman makes a convincing frontierswoman as she rides out to protect her home and family.
December 4, 2017
Jane Got a Gun successfully operates as a Western with its own flourishes of home-invasion plot threading and a unique role reversal take on the genre regarding gender
October 24, 2017
The personal relationships are pleasingly complex, characters you start off loathing you end up liking, and, of course, there's a terrific shootout in the end.
October 17, 2017
Jane Got a Gun is a textbook-standard Western and nothing more.
September 20, 2017
This is a good addition to the female-centric movies we have seen of late. Here's hoping there will be more to come.
June 27, 2017
If Jane Got a Gun had been interested in giving its main character any power of her own, instead of acquiring a weapon, she might have gotten the heck out of Dodge and joined Furiosa and Rey for a party out in the desert.
June 20, 2017
Jane Got a Gun just leaves you wondering, Why isn't it better? And perhaps, even, ever so slightly grateful that it isn't worse.
February 22, 2017
Though I still have faith in modern Westerns as a whole, I realize that Jane Got a Gun is one of many that will likely be forgotten in time.
January 10, 2017
This isn't a terrible movie; it certainly isn't the train wreck bomb of a release I've heard it described as. It just isn't anything great or especially engaging worth recommending.
January 2, 2017
Dusting itself off from a nightmare production, this western finally arrives to shoot, for the most part, straight and true. It certainly ain't no calamity Jane.
January 1, 2017
Jane lacks a strong vision, doing justice to neither the camp potential of its title nor the sophistication of its structure. She's got a gun, all right, but it's shooting blanks.
December 6, 2016
Finds a rather cunning way to make a brutishly straightforward scenario seem profoundly muddled.
September 8, 2016
Jane Got A Gun has the promise of a strong female leading Western; the by the numbers end result doesn't even barely eclipse the central trio's last time on screen.
August 15, 2016
What is here is enjoyable if taken on its own terms, much of Jane Got a Gun playing out with a 1940s or '50s Hollywood lan I found more than satisfying.
June 18, 2016
A rare misfire within Gavin O'Connor's otherwise solid body of work...
May 24, 2016
It is hard to know what kind of audience this film was made for.
May 15, 2016
The slow-burn build-up to a final showdown is, of course, a standard Western narrative device, but director Gavin O'Connor repeatedly defuses tension by cutting away to convoluted flashbacks revealing the characters' emotionally tangled backstories.
May 13, 2016
Jane Got A Gun, even with it's great moments, isn't more than a discrete, rushed and even cowardly western. [Full review in Spanish]
May 12, 2016
Jane Got a Gun is visually stunning. [Full review in Spanish]
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