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Red Rock West Reviews

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
March 13, 2009
It's well worth tracking down, wherever you can find it. For it has the kind of tension and energy -- maybe even a touch of delirium -- that is only a memory in most of today's big studio movies.

September 16, 2008
The cast is terrific, with Walsh at his most deliciously amoral.
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Leonard Klady
September 16, 2008
A wry thriller with a keen edge.

TV Guide
September 16, 2008
One of the most successful entries in the crowded ranks of early '90s neo-noir thrillers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Cole Smithey
November 30, 2007
Great fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 30, 2007
It's a brilliant noir movie that seems to understand the inner workings of film noir, rather than just paying tribute to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
April 9, 2007
A forceful, witty film noir played almost straight.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
December 14, 2006
John Dahl's second feature is a quirky, low-budget "Western noir," baosting a fresh narrative angle and a quintessentially indie cast, including Nicolas Cage (before he became a star), J.T. Walsh, and the ubiquitous enfant terrible Dennis Hopper
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
[A] well-played, highly entertaining and playfully ingenious thriller.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2006
With J.T. Walsh, Dennis Hopper, and Lara Flynn Boyle in your desert thriller, it's hard to go wrong, and in his riveting sophomore feature, John Dahl rarely gets tripped up.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
April 26, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Eric Melin
December 2, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
December 11, 2003
A great, twisty noir that plants a Jim Thompson plot in the American Southwest.
| Original Score: 4/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
July 14, 2003
A great example of western film noir from director John Dahl, a modern day master of these types of films.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It should never have fallen through the cracks. This clever little film is a real find.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
December 27, 2002
Red Rock West is a tasty film noir with a western twang to it and enough twists to keep hardened crime buffs on their toes. Even better than the deliciously complicated plot are the performances of a cast enjoying themselves with the ripe material.
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
As Red Rock West reached its conclusion, I was completely caught up in its plot -- and unsure of what would happen next. That's rare in a thriller, and it's a tribute to the ingenuity, skill and craft of the people on both sides of the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 16, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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