Slow West Reviews

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.
May 21, 2015
[A] meandering, deliberate and tearless - yet oddly moving - western vehicle, which is both slow and, as gunslinger movies tend to be, action packed.
May 21, 2015
It's always entertaining to see a genre tweaked, at least when it's done so with the proper mix of respect and madness at work in "Slow West."
May 21, 2015
Like most genre manipulations, the film feels one step removed from inspiration - that is, more inspired by other movies than by direct experience. It also lives up to its name.
May 15, 2015
Might meander a bit, but it never gets lost, and while the film is currently available on demand, it takes a big screen to fully appreciate the wide-open spaces and treacherous, stunning wilderness captured so effectively by cinematographer Robbie Ryan.