Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Oct 21, 2013
    Rare is the Western that’s too low-rent to be satisfyingly lurid, but with hardly any tension or personality to its name, Sweetwater just misses the mark.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Oct 14, 2013
    The Old West is portrayed as a venal loony bin in Sweetwater, a handsomely designed, occasionally funny but ultimately empty female vengeance yarn.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Oct 10, 2013
    As violent act begets silly exchange begets another violent act, Sweetwater squanders its noteworthy resources — a cast enjoying themselves (especially Isaacs and Harris), and some effectively brooding outdoor cinematography.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Oct 8, 2013
    That Sweetwater is so generic doesn't prevent it from being intermittently entertaining.
  5. Reviewed by: Barbara VanDenburgh
    Oct 10, 2013
    The characters aren’t the only things painted in broad strokes. Sweetwater is rife with gauche symbolism and imagery.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Oct 14, 2013
    Fancy-sounding dialogue and handsome widescreen lensing goes only so far to disguise the shallowness of the underlying material.
  7. Reviewed by: David Lewis
    Oct 10, 2013
    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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