Brimstone (2017)

Wrongly accused of a crime she didn't commit, a frontier woman turned fugitive is hunted by a vengeful preacher in the menacing inferno of the old American West.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 10, 2017
DVD Release Date: April 11, 2017
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

Fanning is in fine form as a woman who can't vocalize her emotions, though it's Pearce here who steals the show.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

For all the visceral depictions of hatred and violence and human destruction, it feels as if the director is chasing his own tail and forgetting about making it all mean something.

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John Lui
The Straits Times (Singapore)

[Director Koolhoven] blends the grand idea of divine retribution from Clint Eastwood's Pale Rider with the noir grimness of HBO's Deadwood, to make something all his own.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

There's an odor that lingers long after "Brimstone"'s final fade-out. And it's not sulfur.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

The carnage pushes you away (and wears you down), even as the genre, industrious cast, beautiful landscapes and stark, often striking visuals pull you in.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Though this Western is interesting and artistically daring, it's far too brutal and sadistic (and far too long) to recommend for casual viewing; it requires strong resolve and a stomach to match.

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Glenn Kenny

I'm all for heroic exertion in pursuit of one's art, but in this case I wish Koolhoven had tried therapy first.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

A film that ostensibly aims to expose the subjugation of women spends an awful lot of time hurting and humiliating them.

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

The religious fundamentalism ideologically rooted in this country finds allegorical terror in the diabolical Preacher. Reveling in the brutality, fanaticism and warped self-righteousness ultimately at the dark, messianic heart of US exceptionalism today.

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Stephen Skudlarek
This is just a really shitty film. Edited horribly, boring, and just really disgusting and uncomfortable to watch.