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  • Summary: A raw, romantic tale of stark beauty and primal authenticity about how dreams collided with greed in the making of California. [MGM]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. 90
    A superb film by any measure, as deep and harsh as the sin Dillon committed to become great.
  2. 88
    Parsimonious with its plot, which is revealed on a need-to-know basis. At first, we're not even sure who is who; dialogue is half-heard, references are unclear, the townspeople know things we discover only gradually.
  3. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    80
    Gives off the same vapor of impending tragedy—of a fate neither just nor unjust but ineffably, wrenchingly right.
  4. There's something almost too controlled, cerebral, and overdetermined about Winterbottom's Western notions.
  5. Seems more clever than heartfelt, and whether you enjoy it may depend on how much you like Robert Altman's eccentric western "McCabe and Mrs. Miller," which it uncannily resembles.
  6. 50
    The film moves too slowly and dispassionately to resonate as it should.
  7. 20
    A numb, oddly dispassionate trudge toward predestined doom, inevitable in all the wrong ways.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. DL
    Mar 11, 2006
    10
    Amazing, amazing film. Great acting, cinematography, emotionally engrossing story and of course Milla Jovovich is smokin'.

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