Excerpt: One of the best qualities of Audiard’s work is that, although he maintains his sky-high quality from one film to the next, you’d never guess that ‘A Prophet’ and ‘Rust and Bone’ and ‘Dheepan’ and this film were made by the same guy. He seems to shed the style and subject of each picture like a skin, worn for a while and then tossed away; this time, he’s doing a Western (as every director worth their salt seems to hope to), but with splashes of a road movie and a Horace Greeley-style adventure tale thrown in.
Excerpt: What an odd film, a Western that begins with brutality and works its way towards light, a surreal take on “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” that is also a tale of brotherhood, often funny, but also tragic.
Excerpt: The DeWitt novel already tackled ideas of modernity and masculinity through the Western Frontier genre. Jacques Audiard’s adaptation takes these themes further, offering a singular vision of the American West, occupied by characters who desperately want to escape cycles of violent greed only to be constantly pulled back into its orbit.