vrijdag 18 september 2015

100 Movie Challenge 2015 - # 121: Slow West

Director: John Maclean
Genre: Action/ Western/ Thriller
Runtime: 84 minutes
Year: 2015
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorius

Description: A young Scottish man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) travels across America in pursuit of the woman he loves (Caren Pistorius), attracting the attention of an outlaw (Michael Fassbender) who is willing to serve as a guide.

Review: In “Slow West” the young loner Jay is looking for the woman he loves from Scotland, who is chased by bounty hunters. On his trip Jay meets lots of characteristic figures, like killer Silas. He wants to accompany Jay in his search for the his girl. Silas is a bad guy who isn’t a bad guy.
The movie has a slow pace and it feels longer than its actual runtime. But the characters, especially the character of Silas, are interesting enough. It’s a story of life and death and the struggle to accept both. The final scene is the absolute highlight of the film, which makes it worth watching.
“Slow West” is not your typical, conventional western, but definitely worth your time.

Rating: 3,5/ 5

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