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

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Critic Reviews for Summer Love (Dead Man's Bounty)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (9)

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.

Full Review… | February 21, 2008
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Uklanski distances himself from the material at every turn, until it's difficult to distinguish the ironist's wit from the cynic's smirk.

Full Review… | February 8, 2008
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 8, 2008
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 7, 2008
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

This pierogi western disassembles the genre mechanics of the gunslinger movie and makes a Dada collage of its gears and springs.

Full Review… | January 10, 2008
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
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Summer Love (Dead Man's Bounty)

Summer Love (Aka Dead Man's Bounty) (2007) ?? Atrocious, smarmy Western about a silent drifter who arrives in greasy town where he is instantly--for no reason--picked on. He causes trouble and has the "law" chase him. You know where this is going. All that's missing is a lot of gratuitous sex with dozens of shots of full-frontal female nudity (Oh, wait. No, check), animal cruelty (check), about 30 or so bloody shootouts (check), and a "poetic" ending (double check). Quite possibly the worst movie ever made involving a horse. One merit: Sleazy bounty hunters with lots of hilariously awful dialogue. Where's Mr. Wayne or Mr. Eastwood when you need them the most!?

Tanner Bartko
Tanner Bartko

Ok, I'm trying to be honest. Love when good modern Western films come out. Love the genre, the costuming, and weapons. Love the badass characters. This film has them all but it's just plain strange. Almost too strange for me to understand. Will require more viewings to figure it out. Val Kilmer is in the movie but trust me, he doesn't do much and his part could've been played by anyone.

John Redshaw
John Redshaw

What the.... did i just watch? Give me hot pokers to the eye. This will have to be the worst movie I have seen., Words escape me.

Barbara Fite
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