Sweetwater (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 11, 2013
DVD Release Date: December 31, 2013
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

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.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

As violent act begets silly exchange begets another violent act, "Sweetwater" squanders its noteworthy resources ...

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Isaac Feldberg
We Got This Covered

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.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

A revenge-fantasy Western that wants to luxuriate in its B-movie roots but suffers from dull direction and an even duller central performance.

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Michael Nordine
L.A. Weekly

There are worse ways to spend 90 minutes than with a mediocre Western.

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Travis Hopson

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.

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

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.

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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter

A handsomely designed, occasionally funny but ultimately empty female vengeance yarn.

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William Goss
The Dissolve

Sarah's would-be parade of vengeance makes for a bloody but bland reckoning.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Starting out like a somewhat regular Western, albeit with a really hateful and diabolic bad guy, the film goes more into pulp territory with each minute. While… More
Brendan Nicholls
ed harris is both hit and miss in the film but its January Jones who really shines in a strong female role. The first half is slow and full of characters just… More
Christopher Haskell
A Western at heart, "Sweetwater" loses its footing on more than one occasion, arguing whether to be a serious, full-on wild west revival or an… More