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Love and war divide two brothers in a drama from award-winning director Milcho Manchevski, his first since his acclaimed 1994 debut Pred Dozhdot. After an elderly woman (Rosemary Murphy) gets the better of a burglar (Adrian Lester) who has broken into her apartment, she decides to tell him a story about her family to give him a perspective on an individual's legacy to their family. Luke (David Wenham) and Elijah (Joseph Fiennes) are brothers and cowboys in the American West near the turn of the century. Luke and Elijah are both in love with Lilith (Anne Brochet), a woman who works in an… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The bloodthirsty Dust lurches so wildly and meaninglessly between genres and time frames that all it creates is motion sickness."
‑ Megan Lehmann, New York Post
"Manchevski stumbles headlong into a tangle of mismatched tones and plot points."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"The two eras presented in this film may display similar violent dispositions but ultimately their overriding sensibilities are just too different to integrate."
‑ Barbara Goslawski, Boxoffice Magazine
"A picture this long and dense should work harder to be cogent and coherent."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Una genial muestra de fracturas narrativas."
‑ Alex Ramirez, Cinenganos
"Dazzling and dazed."
‑ Elvis Mitchell, New York Times
"In reaching for a cubist style of storytelling, [Manchevski] sacrifices character and motivation."
‑ Leslie Camhi, Village Voice
"It's a clumsy, pretentious, dull movie -- the kind that thinks it's way more important than it is."
‑ , E! Online
"The film lacks coherent characters, relationships you can care about and an intelligible plot."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"Dust is a bust, a big bad movie of the scope, ambition and bravura that could be made only by a talented filmmaker run amok."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"our brains are numbed into oblivion"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The chaotic, brutal iconography of Italian Westerns is put to novel use in this time-traveling, self-referential, hugely ambitious story."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"There's something off-putting about the bloodthirsty relish with which violence is choreographed and photographed, whilst Fiennes is hopelessly miscast as the avenging preacher."
‑ Tom Dawson, BBC.com
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