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Summer Love (Dead Man's Bounty) (2007)

Summer Love (Dead Man's Bounty) (2007)

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Val Kilmer stars as the corpse of a wanted man in this western exploring the greed and iniquity of the lawless frontier. When a stranger rides into a small town toting the lifeless body of a noted outlaw, his intentions are to collect the bounty and be on his way. But the situation becomes complicated when the stranger sits down for a high-stakes card game with the drunken sheriff. With nothing to wager but the body he arrived with, the stranger calls the sheriff's bluff and goes all in. Later, despite the fact that he lost the game, the stranger vows to keep the corpse at all costs.

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Cast

Boguslaw Linda
as The Sheriff
Karel Roden
as The Stranger
Val Kilmer
as Wanted Man

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Summer Love is fraught with feverish moods, bold imagination and a devilishly complicated exploration of the genre's iconography. It is also maddeningly paced, often like watching paint dry, albeit paint that's the garish tones of buckets of blood.

February 21, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Tribune
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Uklanski distances himself from the material at every turn, until it's difficult to distinguish the ironist's wit from the cynic's smirk.

February 8, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Summer Love feels more like a haphazard assembly of loose-knit components, jumbled together with obvious affinity for all varieties of a distinctly American genre.

February 8, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Seattle Times
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By eschewing any attempt at storytelling or character development, a film with all of the Western's fecund imagery and putrid fumes still ends up feeling as flat and distant as a gallery wall.

February 7, 2008 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
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This pierogi western disassembles the genre mechanics of the gunslinger movie and makes a Dada collage of its gears and springs.

January 10, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Summer Love has been called the first Polish western and the first Polish spaghetti western, though the truer description might be the first deconstructed art western.

October 17, 2007 | Rating: 3/5
New York Times
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