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In the late 1800's, a beautiful former prostitute (January Jones: "Mad Men") is trying to build an honest life with her husband in the rugged plains of New Mexico. When she catches the eye of a sadistic and powerful religious leader (Jason Isaacs: Harry Potter series), her life is violently turned upside down. She embarks on a bloody course of vengeance with the assistance of a renegade sheriff (Ed Harris: Pollock, The Hours, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) who has pretty violent tendencies of his own. (c) Arc

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This oater with shades of Weird West comic books has a plot too easy to foretell and a thrill level that dips with the rising of the body count."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"As violent act begets silly exchange begets another violent act, "Sweetwater" squanders its noteworthy resources ..."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"It's not particularly congruent, but thanks to two terrific performances and director Logan Miller's determination to make his own kind of music, Sweetwater packs one hell of a punch."
‑ Isaac Feldberg, We Got This Covered
"An excellent cast and the film's authentic period look help transport us back to 1880s New Mexico while watching a very angry woman out for revenge."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Unwatchable- one of the worst movies I've ever seen at Sundance."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"A revenge-fantasy Western that wants to luxuriate in its B-movie roots but suffers from dull direction and an even duller central performance."
‑ David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle
"There are worse ways to spend 90 minutes than with a mediocre Western."
‑ Michael Nordine, L.A. Weekly
"The west has never been less gritty, less pulpy than it is here, with the locale fading into the background when it should be a character in its own right."
‑ Travis Hopson, Examiner.com
"There isn't much insight into religious fanaticism or gender politics from the era, but the showdowns pack a punch."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"The tone in Sweetwater is as heavy as that firepower, and the film can feel like stiff medicine."
‑ David D'Arcy, Screen International
"It bludgeons with intent, even dabbling in some "Deadwood"-level verbal shock-and-awe; without wit or intelligence, it's merely baroque affectation playacting at depth."
‑ Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic
"A handsomely designed, occasionally funny but ultimately empty female vengeance yarn."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
"Sarah's would-be parade of vengeance makes for a bloody but bland reckoning."
‑ William Goss, The Dissolve
"The Millers work known elements with flair, and their commitment to character is invigorating, making the eventual slide into bloodlust ripple with personality."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
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