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Meek's Cutoff Reviews

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August 15, 2017
Certainly, the film is grim in many ways, but there is also great, almost astonishing, beauty. . .
May 22, 2016
It's a severe life in a hostile world, observed with such delicate detail that the film achieves a grace and poetry. But it is also a primal piece of filmmaking, wrought from dirt and rock and calico, illuminated by natural light and campfire.
May 3, 2015
I was hypnotized from the opening sequence.
November 11, 2013
Meek's Cutoff is a thoughtful, and intimate narrative that is beautifully shot and has outstanding direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
September 15, 2013
Reichardt's film is - to put it simply - a masterpiece.
February 26, 2013
Read More | Original Score: B-
July 21, 2012
The film is both evocative and provocative; atmospherically and conceptually, respectively.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
June 15, 2012
I rarely feel the heart-in-my-throat suspense that I felt as Reichardt's characters sent a covered wagon down a steep hill ...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 17, 2011
A better complement than 'The Big Trail' would be 'The Blair Witch Project,' another film that taps into an American unease with the wilderness that is the shadow twin of the country's bold sense of manifest destiny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 14, 2011
Reichardt puts such an unequivocal spin on this well-trod territory as to make it feel heretofore uncharted and of her own reckoning.
September 27, 2011
Offbeat and most interesting western about emigrant pioneers lost in the prairie.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 14, 2011
... a primal piece of filmmaking, wrought from dirt and rock, calico and splintered wood, and illuminated by natural light and campfire.
August 8, 2011
Be warned. Some stretches are almost as much of a slog for the viewer as they are for the pioneers... But Meek's Cutoff conveys a far more realistic account of what life was really like on the frontier trail than John Wayne or Clint Eastwood ever did.
July 15, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 14, 2011
This is a film where life and death decisions are made at every turn; where the very concepts of religion and humanity are dissected in gorgeously subtle yet devastating ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 13, 2011
Kelly Reichardt's extremely modest film is slow, but it is also intriguing, moving and meaningful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 23, 2011
May well be truer to what the migration west was like for many settlers than Hollywood's romanticized and sanitized version of such stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 16, 2011
Michelle Williams is now the only Dawson's Creek cast member with a chat-worthy film career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 10, 2011
"Meek's Cutoff" works wonders even if you don't buy the political metaphor, instead appreciating the film as a historical survival tale and a meditation on the nature of trust - how others win it from us and why we give it to them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 9, 2011
Exhausting and ambiguous, it's for moviegoers who relish a quiet, arduous chronicle of bleak hardship, seemingly portrayed in real time.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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