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In 1847, many Americans made the journey across our continent in search of gold. Many failed to complete the journey or see their dreams come to light. Capt. John Boyd (Guy Pearce) found his way here thanks to an act of cowardice during the Mexican-American War; he has been banished to a desolate military outpost in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. Upon his arrival, he is greeted by a rag-tag group of soldiers manning the fort: Hart (Jeffrey Jones), the despondent commanding officer; Toffler (Jeremy Davies), the company chaplain; Knox (Stephen Spinella), the drunken doctor; Reich… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"More than just a gory horror film in period dress, though it bears saying over and over again that even as a simple Western-horror hybrid, this is pretty great."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A terrifically well-made gory horror movie with splashes of humor."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"If you take it with a truckload of salt you may just find something of merit."
‑ Andrew Howe, eFilmCritic.com
"It's too arty for the genre gang, and too grim for the art crowd, and its tone wavers uncertainly between quirky comedy and blunt violence."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
"Director Antonia Bird and screenwriter Ted Griffin stir up an extremely unsavory concoction about cannibalism here."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"...one of those rare, genuinely subversive (of Hollywood values) films, like Beyond the Valley of the Dolls or Eating Raoul"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Accomplishes the seemingly impossible task of being overstuffed and undercooked at the same time."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Without a doubt the best -- and possibly only -- period cannibal horror comedy ever made!"
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"The plot begins brazenly, but the story becomes more conventional (though no less bloody) as it goes along."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"The one movie of 1999 that looks and feels like nothing you've seen before."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"It'll be on cable soon enough--wait for it and you'll thank me."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"I found myself often shrinking down in my seat, afraid to see what was going to happen next, but not daring to take my eyes off the screen, either."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
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