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Reviews: Slow West (2015)

slow_westReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Ammantato di rassegnata determinazione e struggente malinconia, con un senso del destino che si fa premonizione, Slow West è un film che si giova del carisma di Michael Fassbender, qui più laconico e disilluso che mai e della presenza carismatica di Ben Mendelsohn, sempre più a suo agio nelle parti da villain.
  • [New – 10/22/15] | José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Fantástico largometraje de John Maclean que une géneros y emociones a granel en un conjunto divertido, profundo y lleno de sorpresas que esconde perfectamente para diseminarlas a lo largo de su recorrido. Un gusto de película.
  • Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International
    • Excerpt: In John Maclean’s stealthily strange western, a blissed-out Scottish teen journeys across the American high plains, circa 1870, in search of his lady love. Reality intrudes in the form of Michael Fassbender as his grizzled spirit guide.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The film gives us a string of encounters that share certain characteristics and that all repeat the idea of de-romanticizing the myth of the West.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Life is peaceful there…
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: Slow West doesn’t concern itself with the old ways of the western: they’re myths and lies, anyways, and the stuff of American movies that don’t get made nowadays. – See more at: http://www.cinemablographer.com/2015/07/slow-west-review.html
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: But it’s not quite a Western. Director John Maclean’s Slow West is going for something like Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man, but it’s much too simplistic and straightforward to work on that level.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: Every scene feels like a scene that has played out in the fertile brain of someone who has always wanted to make a Western.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Whether the hallucinatory beauty of the visuals is enough to compensate for its narrative pretensions us…doubtful.
  • Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics
    • Excerpt: The men and women of the American western frontier make their plans but fate decides their disposition in this stylish western noir.
Updated: October 22, 2015 — 10:53 pm
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