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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DVD 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.

Caryn James
New York Times

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

TV 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
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
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
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
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
Alec Barniskis
The plot comes together in a fashion that's a bit too neat and tidy for my taste and Cage's performance is kinda dull, but its still a solid blend of… More