"Brimstone" aka "The shit women had to put up with only to have the chance of revenge but guess what? Still die!". I know a director whose films I won't be watching, ever. Only a sick mind could write and direct such a disgusting piece of crap. I want my money back.
Without equaling ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST this Dutch manages, better than Danish SALVATION, to be a good European western. An apocalyptic descent into hell & PEARCE dares being 1 of the worst bastards ever. == Sans égaler IL ETAIT 1 X DANS L'OUEST ce hollandais réussit, mieux que le danois SALVATION, à être 1 bon western européen. Une apocalyptique plongée en enfer & PEARCE ose être 1 des pires salauds du cinéma.
Some powerful scenes, and beautiful shots here and there, but mainly a good sum up of what i hate so much that make America: religion, manicheism, guns and hillbillies. A way too long rape and revenge lookalike.
Night of the Hunter + The Great Silence. yet another very good neo western following this new revisionist vibe. the film may seem overlong, and some narrative choices for its lead antagonist may be questionable, but its unflinching bleakness and almost ethereal supernatural chase to chastise and punish is gorgeous and thrilling. obsession and desire. escape the reign of oppression. Pearce's good, not R.Mitchum genius
Definirlo straziante è dir poco. Una storia intensa dall'inizio alla fine. Pearce interpreta il più sadico e perverso dei cattivi, forse al limite dell'inverosimile in certi momenti. Dakota Fanning incredibile nella difficilissima sfida di recitare senza l'uso della parola per metà del film. Forse un po' troppo lungo, ma mentirei se dicessi che mi ha annoiato. Sono rimasta incollata allo schermo fino alla fine.
Squirm inducing, methodically paced violence and biblical fury with some beautiful visual flares. Sometimes it descends into near ridiculousness but it's held together by a talented cast and a well structured script.