16 year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee)
the 19th century American West frontier from Scotland
in search of Rose (Caren Pistorius), the woman he loves. Rose and her
father are on the run with a
$2000 bounty on their head (wanted dead or alive). He meets bounty hunter Silas
Fassbender) who wants to use Jay to lead him straight to Rose and her
father. Jay and Silas are perfect
contrasts of each other. Jay has a naïve
view of the West while Silas has a more cynical take on it where people are
willing to kill others for what they want.
perfectly stands in for the American West while SLOW WEST is a mix of quick
bloodshed and lyrical storytelling.
ON STRANGE LAND: MAKING
SLOW WEST is a seven minute promotional featurette on the film that has
interviews with cast and crew mixed in with bts footage and clips from SLOW
Two deleted scenes (Hunters Cabin and Am Bata
(performed by Ali ‘Beag’ Macleod)) which are under ten minutes total add
nothing to the overall narrative and would have stopped the movie in its
Trailers for EX MACHINA, CUT BANK, BEYOND THE
REACH, and THE
HOMESMAN, but the theatrical trailer for SLOW WEST is unfortunately not on the
Also included with the DVD
is a code to download and stream a digital ultraviolet copy of the film.
WEST is a lyrical tale of the American West where naïve ideas may get you
killed and you have to fight to survive.
This review is ©7-14-2015
David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission. Send all comments
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