Summer Love (Dead Man's Bounty)
Summer Love (Dead Man's Bounty) (2007)

Val Kilmer stars as the corpse of a wanted man in this western exploring the greed and iniquity of the lawless frontier. When a stranger rides into a small town toting the lifeless body of a noted outlaw, his intentions are to collect the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 29, 2008
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune

Summer Love is fraught with feverish moods, bold imagination and a devilishly complicated exploration of the genre's iconography. It is also maddeningly paced, often like watching paint dry, albeit paint that's the garish tones of buckets of blood.

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Sam Sweet
L.A. Weekly

By eschewing any attempt at storytelling or character development, a film with all of the Western's fecund imagery and putrid fumes still ends up feeling as flat and distant as a gallery wall.

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Brian Holcomb
PopMatters

In attempting to create a shock effect of the new within the old, the baby is tossed out with the bathwater. The core pleasures of genre still have to be respected.

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Los Angeles Times

Uklanski distances himself from the material at every turn, until it's difficult to distinguish the ironist's wit from the cynic's smirk.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This pierogi western disassembles the genre mechanics of the gunslinger movie and makes a Dada collage of its gears and springs.

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Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

It's an odd, disjointed, but curiously appealing effort that could attain cult status if only for the fact that it's so incredibly strange.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Summer Love feels more like a haphazard assembly of loose-knit components, jumbled together with obvious affinity for all varieties of a distinctly American genre.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Summer Love has been called the first Polish western and the first Polish spaghetti western, though the truer description might be the first deconstructed art western.

Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

The debut feature of artist Piotr Uklanski alleges to be the first Polish western ... There's no doubt that Uklanski has an eye: the film is full of beautifully composed shots. But that's about the end of its virtues.