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Woman Walks Ahead gets some extra mileage out of watchable work from Jessica Chastain and Michael Greyeyes, but uneven pacing and two-dimensional characters undermine their efforts. Read critic reviews

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A headstrong New York painter embarks on a dangerous journey to meet Sitting Bull but must face off with an Army officer intent on war with the Native Americans.

Cast & Crew

Jessica Chastain
Catherine Weldon
Ciarán Hinds
James McLaughlin
Sam Rockwell
Colonel Silas Grove
Rulan Tangen
Susan McLaughlin
Steven Knight
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Rory Aitken
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Peter Hampden
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Susan Kirr
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  • Susanna White and Jessica Chastain's Woman Walks Ahead is well-meaning but bland, another white savior among natives story.

    July 6, 2018 | Full Review…
  • As a New York widow who travels to South Dakota in 1889 to paint Sitting Bull, the stellar Jessica Chastain can't save this Hollywoodized frontier biopic from grave historical inaccuracy.

    July 2, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Jessica Chastain and Michael Greyeyes bring smarts and chemistry to this worthy Western.

    July 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Weldon and Sitting Bull deserve better. So do we.

    June 29, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Woman Walks Ahead is too often one step behind in making us care.

    June 29, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The good intentions it carries out to the plains don't make up for the tentative falseness at its center, a hero who could herself benefit from a portraitist's clear vision.

    June 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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