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Slow West (2015)Slow West (2015)

Slow West (2015)

Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Western

6.9

movie

New-Zealand, UK

English, French

Romantic

2015

John Maclean

Aaron McGregor, Alex MacQueen, Andrew Robertt

84 min

Synopsis

In the Old West, a 17-year-old Scottish boy teams up with a mysterious gunman to find the woman with whom he is infatuated.

Our Take

6.9
Jamie Rutherford

Slow West is a modern western about a young Scotsman (Kodi Smit-McPhee) trekking across America in search of Rose, the young woman he loves, while accompanied by a wayward outlaw named Silas (Michael Fassbender). Jay soon realizes that he is unwittingly leading a pack of nefarious bounty hunters toward Rose and her father as well, as a sizable reward rests on their heads for the accidental killing of a nobleman. It’s a melancholy yet clever and enjoyable film with a distinct Coen Brothers-esque sense of dark humor and quirky violence. In his debut feature, John Maclean gives the western a fresh spin and a nice creative twist, marking his territory as a promising new name in the film world.

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