Slow West Reviews

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October 14, 2015
Slow West crescendos into a bravura shootout between all the involved parties, and it's as gorgeous, nihilistic, and brutally sad as the rest of the film.
June 11, 2015
Essentially an old-school Western with some interesting tweaks, Slow West -- the debut feature from musician-turned-filmmaker John Maclean -- is a simple story told, yes, slowly. But it offers a bang-up finish.
June 11, 2015
There's more to the story than meets the bull's eye in Slow West, a brainy and genre-defying western by newcomer John Maclean.
May 28, 2015
It's all of 84 minutes. But when it's done, you know you've seen something.
May 21, 2015
Writer-director John Maclean insists at every opportunity that the American west teemed with brutality and that every positive myth about the region was built on a lie, yet he doesn't deliver this familiar revisionist history with much force.
May 21, 2015
Maclean's film is a wonderfully dreamy, if meandering, take on the western. Like all movies that use their fantastic surroundings, Slow West is best seen on a big screen.
December 28, 2018
It's so obsessed with being a well-constructed, socially conscious film that it forgets to be a good one.
November 15, 2018
It shows the rewards of taking the road less traveled, relishing the telling of the tale as much as the tale itself.
November 11, 2018
Kodi Smit-McPhee and Michael Fassbender, both physically and in the way they inhabit their roles, dovetail excellently.
August 30, 2018
Slow West harks back to its cowboy roots and its noir inspiration for its strong moral core. Every evil act committed is paid for in a breathtaking final act.
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