Seraphim Falls Reviews

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October 6, 2007
August 24, 2007
Finally recalls a less convincing version of those of Anthony Mann which managed realism and the mythic without a false note.
August 24, 2007
A very impressive feature debut with this brutal western revenge thriller.
August 24, 2007
The edgy pleasure is to be found in the sheer brutality of the chase and the bitter struggle to survive the elements.
August 24, 2007
The chase is on in brooding western Seraphim Falls, with Liam Neeson gunning for Pierce Brosnan across snowy mountains, river rapids and blazing desert.
August 24, 2007
The overweight middle section is repetitive, contrived and, well, boring. But at least the views are spectacular and Brosnan, especially, is likeably quirky.
August 24, 2007
A revenge epic it may be, but a rip-roaring rampage it's not.
February 9, 2007
A Western short on dialogue and long on pomposity, is little more than an extended chase scene down a snow-filled mountaintop to a desert floor.
Top Critic
February 7, 2007
The technical revels are arresting, but Seraphim Falls is slow of motive and thin of plot -- a western that dies with its boots on.
February 5, 2007
Though the chase threatens to go on too long, the suspense remains high because we don't know which man is the real villain, or if there's a villain at all.
February 3, 2007
For all its manliness, the film works slightly better as a bitter romance gone postal.
February 1, 2007
Seraphim Falls isn't completely without interest, particularly for those of us who still like Westerns and bemoan their demise almost as much as we bemoan the demise of the movie musical.
January 31, 2007
It is not a terrible movie -- its beginning holds a certain promise -- just, finally, an unengaging one.
January 30, 2007
The director, David Von Ancken, and his cinematographer, John Toll, do magical things with the ever-shifting light, and there are splendidly weird turns from Anjelica Huston as a snake-oil salesperson and Tom Noonan as a wagon-train Evangelist.
January 26, 2007
Seraphim Falls is a psychological drama with an intriguing ambiguity that challenges the viewer's loyalties and preconceived notions.
January 26, 2007
... well-crafted but unremarkable ...
January 26, 2007
Von Ancken may have begun this by wanting to remember films like High Plains Drifter. But all he ends up doing is reminding us how much better they were.
January 26, 2007
... moseys along very slowly ...
January 26, 2007
... an entertaining Western with some earnest ideas about forgiveness, redemption and the loss of innocents.
January 26, 2007
... it moves along with minimalist efficiency before running out of gas during an overlong allegorical final section.
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