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Reviews: The Salvation (2015)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International
    • Excerpt: A brawny and bullet-pocked Danish oater in which Mads Mikkelsen tries on a variety of scowls while battling the scum who killed his family; nothing that hasn’t been seen before.
  • Timothy Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Jens Schlosser’s cinematography is stunning, at least until [director] Levring goes style crazy at the film’s midpoint, fetishizing the visuals until his film bears more in common with “Sin City” than “Dodge City.”
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: It’s disappointing that the movie, which begins with such a strong sense of moral murkiness and casual injustice, descends into a rather generic tale of revenge…
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: The Salvation’ Is An All-American Western Made By A Bunch Of Danes
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Eva Green is in it and doesn’t get to say one word; give me salvation from that atrocity
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: … a revenge Western, photographed and designed in the grand, hyperbolic style of Leone’s ‘Once Upon a Time in the West,’ complete with wide-angle interiors and dynamic close-ups … Mikkelsen subs nicely for Jimmy Stewart on Vengeance Trail.
  • [New – 6/25/15] | Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: Mikkelsen in a Danish Western holds promise, but computer-aided style detracts and distracts
  • Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Danish filmmaker Kristian Levring’s homage to the great American classics is stuck in its genre that has worn out this story with more style, philosophy and thrills. This leaves The Salvation feeling like a middle of the road, paint-by-numbers genre exercise that should have been so much more.
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub
Updated: June 25, 2015 — 10:18 pm
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