Jane Got a Gun
Jane Got a Gun (2016)

Natalie Portman stars in this western concerning a woman who has to defend her home against a group of outlaws. Gavin O'Connor handles directing duties, with Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton co-starring. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 29, 2016
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Nordine
Village Voice

O'Connor's movie is too sentimental and self-serious to add much of note to the mythos, but Portman embodies her character's grief no less movingly than her forebears.

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Glenn Kenny
New York Times

Whatever feminist angle the film might have once aspired to is lost in its listless shuffle.

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Donald Strohman
The Young Folks

...Jane just comes off as a stereotypical background female character that somehow managed to find her way into the spotlight.

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Jesse Hassenger
AV Club

At times, Jane Got A Gun comes perilously close to staying passive-to becoming A Gun Was Gotten By Jane.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

A Western with potential for feminist table-turning and old-fashioned violence, "Jane Got a Gun" is a major letdown. Despite being co-produced by Portman, the movie sells her character short at nearly every turn.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

You have to feel a certain sympathy for a project as cursed as this one, but there's no denying that Jane's gun barely grazes its target.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Los Angeles Times

As stripped-down, revisionist Westerns go, "Jane Got A Gun" may not have reinvented the wagon wheel, but it rolls out as a sturdy, well-crafted genre piece despite its rocky road to the screen.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

The Weinstein Company may have unloaded this embattled Western without fanfare, but it should still appeal to genre fans.

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Sam Watermeier
NUVO Newsweekly

Jane Got a Gun is a serviceable, by-the-numbers western. I'm glad it survived the many obstacles of its production, but I'm not sure why the cast and crew fought so hard to save this rather safe, conventional movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
O'Connor's direction is a tad heavy-handed (some of the flashback scenes and even the score are horribly corny and misplaced), but the film is solid… More
Philip Price
Life is complicated. Even more so in the old west. Natalie Portman's passion project, Jane Got A Gun, wants to remind us of this and ultimately that what… More