Dust
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Following up on his acclaimed debut After the Rain, Milcho Manchevski spins this ambitious, and unusual, Balkan western. The film opens in New York with an old woman, living in a crammed apartment full of old photos, who outwits a burglar and forces him to listen to her stories. She recounts the saga of Luke and Elijah, a couple freewheeling cowboys during the heyday of the American West. A fight over a whore named Lily ends their friendship; Elijah marries her while Luke turns into an embittered bandit, travelling the world. He eventually settles in with some cattle rustlers in Macedonia.… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

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"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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