The Homesman Reviews

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December 4, 2020
Tommy Lee Jones is completely at home in the role of a cantankerous, frank, gruff, and grizzled cowboy.
December 14, 2019
A masterful, fully sensory experience filled with visual majesty, immersing us in the life and lives of the time.
September 4, 2019
While maintaining a very obvious respect for the genre, the film is terribly current for several reasons. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 5, 2019
A defiant rejection of genre cliché with a resonance that is hard to shake.
May 31, 2019
When it works, beautiful and bestial.
April 3, 2019
With The Homesman, Jones has produced an original and cantankerously offbeat western which becomes increasingly beguiling as the road stretches on.
August 27, 2018
It feels like a missed opportunity but there is still quite a bit to enjoy.
February 16, 2018
The Homesman is a dark, complex story of gender issues and changing conventions on the frontier, and in an era that sees this genre fading, Jones has made a Western winner.
December 16, 2017
The film offers a landscape to match the emotional isolation; this land is as empty and lonely and unforgiving as it is lovely.
October 18, 2017
It's a film worth seeing before the crowd of Oscar contenders sweeps it out of the way for the holiday season.
August 3, 2017
Clear-eyed but never discompassionate, The Homesman collects uneasy truths that are all too often left by the wayside of our nation's road to success.
June 28, 2017
As a director, he's batted it out of the park. Twice. First with the eloquent and little-seen The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada and now with the hardscrabble brilliance of The Homesman.
June 7, 2016
If 'The Homesman' proves anything, it's that there's no movie that can't get a shot in the arm from a couple scenes of Tommy Lee Jones hollerin' and dancin'.
November 19, 2015
With his sophomore effort, The Homesman, Jones gives us a revisionist Western that defies expectations at every turn. It's a genuine art film in the vein of Aussie productions like The Proposition.
June 9, 2015
A stubbornly uncommercial and richly challenging inversion of Americana, this time with an eye towards the pioneer women pushed to the margins of our history books.
May 29, 2015
It reminds us repeatedly of how fragile civilization was in the Old West.
April 10, 2015
Actor Tommy Lee Jones again proves himself a fine director with this quietly remarkable revisionist western.
March 14, 2015
... this story presents the West as a hard place that creates hard people and destroys the rest.
March 12, 2015
The Homesman is a strange, challenging western that confounds expectations at every turn.
February 21, 2015
"The Homesman" is the kind of film that makes me yearn for the days of John Wayne and Sergio Leone. But, there's one big difference. This is a story that discards nostalgia for cruelty and hardship. It's a western with baggage.
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