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
DVD Release Date: April 26, 2016
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Feels as though everyone involved forced themselves to grit their teeth and get on with it.

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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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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A rare misfire within Gavin O'Connor's otherwise solid body of work...

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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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Boon Chan
The Straits Times (Singapore)

It is hard to know what kind of audience this film was made for.

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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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Jason Best
Movie Talk

The slow-burn build-up to a final showdown is, of course, a standard Western narrative device, but director Gavin O'Connor repeatedly defuses tension by cutting away to convoluted flashbacks revealing the characters' emotionally tangled backstories.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Natalie Portman in a Western that takes a unusual look at the role women played in the West. Lemme see here, you got yer prostitutes, you got yer squaws, both… More
Jeffrey Meyers
A modern western with a strong female lead, yet old-fashioned sensibilities and story, Jane Got A Gun is hardly an atypical Western. That is not to say that it… More
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
Dann Michalski
Natalie Portman leads the cast in the mediocre western Jane Got a Gun. When a gang of outlaws catches up with Jane and her husband, she seeks out an old friend… More
Thomas Drufke
After years of a troubled production, Jane Got a Gun finally got to the big screen, albeit in the month for cinema to dump their weak films, January. Although… More