Red Rock West
Red Rock West (1993)

An offbeat mystery about an average guy who is mistaken for a professional hit-man. Dead tired and flat broke after driving 1,200 miles, Michael, an unemployed Texan, walks into a tavern in tiny Red Rock West, Wyoming, and is immediately… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 10, 1999
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

It's well worth tracking down, wherever you can find it. For it has the kind of tension and energy -- maybe even a touch of delirium -- that is only a memory in most of today's big studio movies.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

[A] well-played, highly entertaining and playfully ingenious thriller.

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The cast is terrific, with Walsh at his most deliciously amoral.

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Leonard Klady

A wry thriller with a keen edge.

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Caryn James
New York Times

It should never have fallen through the cracks. This clever little film is a real find.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

One of the most successful entries in the crowded ranks of early '90s neo-noir thrillers.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A rather ho-hum if watchable neo-noir, though it's been treated in some quarters as something special.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

It is a treasure waiting to be discovered.

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Cole Smithey

Great fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Entertaining pastiche of noir and western. Notoriously flawed by lack of verisimilitude. The always menacing presence of Dennis Hopper is a plus. A clear… More
xGary Xx
Mistaken for a hired killer, drifter Nicolas Cage is offered $5,000 to murder a local bar owner's wife, who in turn offers him $10,000 to return the… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Lyle: Don't piss on the seat, even if they did. It's bad luck. A neo-noir set in Wyoming that follows all the standards. Nic Cage is the unlucky… More
Dean King
A pretty decent thriller with a lot of well known faces. It's about a drifter making out to be a hitman, but things go from strange to worse when he finds… More
Anthony Lawrie
An interesting and entertaining alternative Modern day western. Good performances from Hopper and the late, great J.T. Walsh.
Stephen Earnest
Red Rock West has all the depth of a fine crime novel, and John Dahl is a good storyteller, but the movie is bogged down by stiff acting and predictable… More