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Jonah Hex (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Fantasy  |  18 June 2010 (USA)
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The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth.



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During Grant's presidency, Jonah Hex is a remorseless bounty hunter. In the Civil War, he was a rebel whose honor put him afoul of a Confederate general, Quentin Turnbull, who murdered Jonah's family while Jonah watched. As a result of the ordeal, Jonah's face is disfigured and he can talk with the dead. After staging his own death, Turnbull, with a group of rebel stalwarts, hatches a plan to bring the Union to its knees. Grant wants Hex to stop it. While the nation readies to celebrate Independence Day, Hex and an unlikely ally have little time to stop Turnbull and his weapon of mass destruction. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Revenge gets ugly

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, disturbing images and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 June 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jona Heks  »

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Box Office


$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,085,000 (USA) (18 June 2010)


$10,539,414 (USA) (6 August 2010)

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Released on the same day with Toy Story 3 (2010). Director Jimmy Hayward was a former animator of Pixar and worked on the first two Toy Story films. See more »


The train locomotive has a Vanderbilt-style tender (fuel and water car), a design not invented until 1901. Tenders at this time were of a simple, box-like design. See more »


[first lines]
Jonah Hex: War and me took to each other real well. It felt like it had meaning. The feeling of doing what you thought was right. But it wasn't. Folks can believe what they like, but eventually a man's gotta decide if he's gonna do what's right. That choice cost me more than I bargained for.
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The DC logo is shaded gray and contains two comic-book images of Jonah Hex. See more »


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Written by Innes Randolph
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Gets progressively worse as it goes along.
18 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Starts off as an excercise in mediocrity and cliché but manages to sink even lower as the film's (thankfully short) running time comes to a close.

What a shame. The original Neveldine and Taylor script (which I only read half of because I didn't want to spoil myself silly) was actually quite good. Episodic in the way that Hex gets himself into bizarre jams (much like the original 70's comic) on the road to the film's Macguffin.

One such jam being he runs into a town where the occupants have all been lobotomized.

Unfortunately, none of that makes it to the final film and although a lot of the film was cut down I don't believe they filmed even 90% of what was in that script.

What remains of the N & T script is the Gatling gun sequence (albeit without the gore) and the arena sequence (heavily reworked and, ultimately, uninteresting).

There are one or two shots where Hex is riding through the countryside at night. I'd like to know if any other IMDBers were having trouble making out what was going on in those shots. Poorly lit.

Have cinematographers forgotten to lens a night scene in westerns? All "day for night" jokes aside, this is terrible. I never thought I would see such an eye strainingly dim scene in a big budgeted Hollywood picture.


As for the charisma vacuum that is Megan Fox, she's surprisingly substantial in her introductory scene but falls into familiar territory, for her (empty expression/lifeless), shortly after.

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