Seraphim Falls (2006)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  13 April 2007 (Taiwan)
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At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.


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In the 1860s, five men have been tracking a sixth across Nevada for more than two weeks. They shoot and wound him, but he gets away. They pursue, led by the dour Carver, who will pay them each $1 a day once he's captured. The hunted is Gideon, resourceful, skilled with a knife. Gideon's flight and Carver's hunt require horses, water, and bullets. The course takes them past lone settlers, a wagon train, a rail crew, settlements, and an Indian philosopher. What is the reason for the hunt; what connects Gideon and Carver? What happened at Seraphim Falls? Written by <>

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Vengeance never rests. See more »

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Rated R for violence and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 April 2007 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Bодопад Ангела  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$155,560 (USA) (26 January 2007)


$413,877 (USA) (2 March 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Had a 45-day shoot. See more »


In the track laying scenes, the railroad ties are all perfectly square cute. At this time in history, ties would have been very rough, not necessarily even in size and shape and possibly merely cut tree trunks. See more »


[first lines]
Hayes: Well, we definitely got I'm. I wouldn't say gut shot, but got 'im pretty good.
Pope: He didn't even take his rifle. Horse run off though.
Hayes: It's cleared up some. Why don't we get a move on.
Carver: Let him bleed...
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Intelligently-made western a refreshing surprise
17 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rented this film without ever hearing of it before, and was pleasantly surprised...something which is becoming more and more rare in my movie renting experience.

This gritty, untypical western appealed to me on a number of different levels. The unusual casting of Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan intrigued me, their film presence was an enhancement without being a distraction to the film. The story was complex and minimalist at the same time, sometimes combining ultra-real and surreal elements. The cinematography is straightforward and beautiful, and a welcome relief from the jiggly camera technique, colorization, and other "contemporary" gimmicks that all too often nowadays cause technique and style to become a major distraction with the story being told. Thank goodness there are still directors that believe in having movies being filmed this way!

While the story grabs your attention from the very beginning and moves quickly, it takes its time in revealing who the characters are, and what are their motivations and the demons they are dealing with.

If you watch this with a preconceived notion of what a western should be, a la John Ford, Howard Hawks, etc. you may be disappointed, as some reviewers here obviously have been. I myself found this intelligent western - that is a little offbeat, with an element of mystery, and not always clearly defined bad guys and good guys - a refreshing change of pace from the racks of slasher film sequels, lame comedies, and Jennifer Aniston vehicles at the video store.

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