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259 Ratings

The Salvation

Directed by Kristian Levring
Denmark, United Kingdom, 2014
Drama, Western


1870s America. When settler John kills his family’s murderer, he unleashes the fury of notorious gang leader Delarue. Betrayed by his corrupt and cowardly community, the peaceful pioneer must turn vengeful hunter, slay the outlaws, and cleanse the town’s black heart.

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The Salvation Directed by Kristian Levring
[It] effectively relocates the bloody severity of Scandi noir to the 19th-century American west. A ricocheting revenge tale anchored by a stern-as-you-like Mads Mikkelsen, it’s brisk, tobacco-bitter stuff.
August 23, 2015
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Slick, hyperstylized, and lushly scored— a far cry from Levring and co-writer Anders Thomas Jensen’s Dogme days—The Salvation is, under its glossy Western veneer, a simple, old-fashioned revenge thriller. And with Mikkelsen to root for, that revenge tastes that much sweeter.
March 05, 2015
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Directed by Danish filmmaker Kristian Levring (who once made the Dogme 95 film The King Is Alive), The Salvation is visually beautiful, morally down and dirty, and simplistic. But it’s marked by two haunted, quiet performances from stars Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green, who make his otherwise predictable slog worthwhile.
February 27, 2015
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