Western

2017, Drama, 2h

72 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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Western earns the viewer's attention with an unpredictable, patiently told tale that evokes the spirit of the titular genre while adding its own unique touches. Read critic reviews

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When some German construction workers begin a challenging new job in the Bulgarian countryside, their sense of adventure is awakened, but so, too, are their prejudices.

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  • There's swagger and bluster. There are echoes of Athina Rachel Tsangari's Chevalier, and at least one purposeful reference to Claire Denis's Beau Travail.

    April 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Like its title, "Western" is both startlingly direct and full of resonance and ambiguity.

    April 19, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A meandering but quietly absorbing tale of comradeship amid social tensions.

    April 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Like the Hollywood westerns it references, it's a story of economic imperialism as an assertion of male dominance, the political implications of colonisation hanging in the air like stale sweat.

    April 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Meinhard becomes increasingly enigmatic - was he a soldier? Is he a liar? What does he really want? - and [Valeska] Grisebach, sometimes infuriatingly, offers us tantalising hints of a drama that never quite fully unfolds.

    April 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Western is allied to Claire Denis's Beau Travail and Kelly Reichardt's Old Joy, which observe the intimacy of all-male spaces. Grisebach too explores the ways men labour, act and interact, their unspoken and brittle bonds.

    April 13, 2018 | Full Review…
  • There's swagger and bluster. There are echoes of Athina Rachel Tsangari's Chevalier, and at least one purposeful reference to Claire Denis's Beau Travail.

    April 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Like its title, "Western" is both startlingly direct and full of resonance and ambiguity.

    April 19, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A meandering but quietly absorbing tale of comradeship amid social tensions.

    April 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Like the Hollywood westerns it references, it's a story of economic imperialism as an assertion of male dominance, the political implications of colonisation hanging in the air like stale sweat.

    April 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • ...a film that simmers rather than boils, but Grisebach conjures an atmosphere and intensity which seeps into every inch of the screen.

    February 13, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The film manages to stick around more than I expected, and the memories I have of it are pleasant indeed.

    January 9, 2020 | Full Review…

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