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
When Gideon rides past the wagon train, the sunlight in his closeups comes from a different direction than the shots of the pioneers. It's especially noticeable when the woman calls out,"God sees your sin!" See more »
Well, we definitely got I'm. I wouldn't say gut shot, but got 'im pretty good.
He didn't even take his rifle. Horse run off though.
It's cleared up some. Why don't we get a move on.
Let him bleed...
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SERAPHIM FALLS is an odd film, one that on the surface appears to be an
homage to the old Westerns, but proves to be a psychological battle for
survival between two men engulfed in revenge. There is very little
story to relate: Carver (Liam Neeson) with a small posse of bounty
hunters (Michael Wincott, Ed Lauter, John Robinson and Robert Baker)
treks Gideon (Pierce Brosnan) through snow, forests, mountains, rough
water, and desert over a Civil Ear seed of hate. The 'story' fades to a
philosophical stance (somewhat clumsily) by the intervention of some
ghostly creatures (Anjelica Huston, et al) and ends without much more
than a whisper of a memory about the futility of revenge.
Bronson and Neeson do well with their scant dialogue, revealing more of
their character's minds with physical action and the power of facial
expressions. The mood of the film is in the superior hands of
cinematographer John Toll and Harry Gregson-Williams' musical score.
Director David Von Ancken keeps the tension at peak level even though
the film is desperately in need of editing (just under tow long hours
in length). But for a diversion and an appreciation for the wilderness
of America in the mid-nineteenth century, SERAPHIM FALLS is a visually
satisfying experience. Grady Harp
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