• 2017
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Scott Cooper
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Wes Studi, Rosamund Pike,
  • UK release: 5 January 2018

The American west, 1892: gruff cavalry captain Joseph Blocker (Bale) is charged with escorting his old adversary Chief Yellow Hawk (Studi) and his family to their tribal lands. Despite notable work from Studi and from Adam Beach as his son, the Native Americans seem like they’re there to engineer the redemption of the white characters; still, it’s sincere and thought-provoking.

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1 Jan 20184 stars

Sincere, guilt-infused take on the western from director Scott Cooper, starring Christian Bale

The western is such an unfashionable genre that any sign of life is welcome. Scott Cooper's brooding, slow-burning frontier saga has echoes of Dances with Wolves and the John Ford classic The Searchers as it invests the familiar with the guilty…

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