Western Reviews

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April 19, 2018
Like its title, "Western" is both startlingly direct and full of resonance and ambiguity.
February 20, 2018
A culture clash defined by an incredibly strong first-time performance, it's continually more emotionally surprising than its dry packaging lets on.
February 16, 2018
A slow burn of a drama with a restrained tone that may put off some viewers, but which will captivate those who responded to its low-key wavelength.
February 15, 2018
"Western" is as precise as a dropped pin on a GPS map, which makes its sense of mystery all the more powerful.
May 19, 2017
There are no stagecoaches or six-shooters in this sharp, simmering drama of German-Bulgarian discord, but the spirit of John Ford graces it.
May 18, 2017
A naturalistic, almost documentary-like feature that slowly builds.
June 3, 2019
Perhaps its most lingering and disquieting idea is that perhaps the western, with its mythical visions of cowboys taming a wild land, wasn't quite as noble and benign as once we imagined.
February 28, 2019
Neumann does an impressive work here, embracing his first role with natural ease and assuming great part of the responsibility in making of the tale a grounded and sincere experience.
January 24, 2019
Western knows there is a hierarchy in remembered violence.
January 4, 2019
Two hours is a long time to tell a story as unadorned as this one, but Valeska Grisebach packs a surprising amount of tension in unexpected corners.
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