Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Slow West (2015)

Director: John Maclean. Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Caren Pistorius, Ben Mendelsohn. 84 min. Rated R. UK/New Zealand. Western.

A teenager from Scotland is in search for his long lost love in the Western frontier, while a bounty hunter rides along. This film barely has any story (its 80 minute running time is an attestation to that), has characters/sequences that are inserted without much of a role in the narrative, and plot twists (why the ruthless bounty hunter has a sudden change of heart to help the kid) that kept me puzzled. Like any Western, the cinematography is its strong asset, but the film's 91% on the Tomatometer is a mystery to be solved.

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