Jane Got a Gun
Jane Got a Gun (2016)

Natalie Portman stars in this western concerning a woman who has to defend her home against a group of outlaws. Gavin O'Connor handles directing duties, with Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton co-starring. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 29, 2016
DVD Release Date: April 26, 2016
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jane Got a Gun flounders between campy Western and hard-hitting revisionist take on the genre, leaving Natalie Portman's committed performance stranded in the dust.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Feels as though everyone involved forced themselves to grit their teeth and get on with it.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Los Angeles Times

As stripped-down, revisionist Westerns go, "Jane Got A Gun" may not have reinvented the wagon wheel, but it rolls out as a sturdy, well-crafted genre piece despite its rocky road to the screen.

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David Fontana
Film Inquiry

Though I still have faith in modern Westerns as a whole, I realize that Jane Got a Gun is one of many that will likely be forgotten in time.

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Michael Nordine
Village Voice

O'Connor's movie is too sentimental and self-serious to add much of note to the mythos, but Portman embodies her character's grief no less movingly than her forebears.

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Glenn Kenny
New York Times

Whatever feminist angle the film might have once aspired to is lost in its listless shuffle.

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Lesley Coffin
The Mary Sue

This isn't a terrible movie; it certainly isn't the train wreck bomb of a release I've heard it described as. It just isn't anything great or especially engaging worth recommending.

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Jesse Hassenger
AV Club

At times, Jane Got A Gun comes perilously close to staying passive-to becoming A Gun Was Gotten By Jane.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

A Western with potential for feminist table-turning and old-fashioned violence, "Jane Got a Gun" is a major letdown. Despite being co-produced by Portman, the movie sells her character short at nearly every turn.

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Jamie Graham
Total Film

Dusting itself off from a nightmare production, this western finally arrives to shoot, for the most part, straight and true. It certainly ain't no calamity Jane.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Natalie Portman in a Western that takes a unusual look at the role women played in the West. Lemme see here, you got yer prostitutes, you got yer squaws, both… More
Dann Michalski
Natalie Portman leads the cast in the mediocre western Jane Got a Gun. When a gang of outlaws catches up with Jane and her husband, she seeks out an old friend… More
Carlos Magalh„es
O'Connor's direction is a tad heavy-handed (some of the flashback scenes and even the score are horribly corny and misplaced), but the film is solid… More
Bradley J
Jane Got a Gun is so wholly dull that it squanders solid performances from Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton. The film has a whisper thin plot that somehow… More
Gimly M.
The Western genre is one that has struggled to find its own two feet to stand on in recent years. Jane Got a Gun certainly does not buck that trend. Also… More
Jeffrey Meyers
A modern western with a strong female lead, yet old-fashioned sensibilities and story, Jane Got A Gun is hardly an atypical Western. That is not to say that it… More