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

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: January 29, 2016
DVD Release Date: April 26, 2016
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
42%
Flixster
User Score
40%

Available Online



Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

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

Full review…
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.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
Glenn Kenny
New York Times

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

Full review…
Alberto Abuín
Blog de cine

Jane Got A Gun, even with it's great moments, isn't more than a discrete, rushed and even cowardly western. [Full review in Spanish]

Full review…
Jesse Hassenger
AV Club

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

Full review…
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.

Full review…
Chus Pérez Girón
Blog de cine

Jane Got a Gun is visually stunning. [Full review in Spanish]

Full review…
More reviews for Jane Got a Gun

Flixster Audience Score: 40% 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 Magalhães
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