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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colonel Slocum
Doc Cross Williams
Luke James Fleischmann ...
Turnbull's Henchman
Billy Blair ...
Turnbull's Gang - Preacher


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 USA:

$5,379,365, 20 June 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,539,414, 8 August 2010
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film combines three members from Michael Bay's Transformers films: Mitchell Amundsen had worked on the first film, Megan Fox worked on the first and second film and John Malkovich had worked on the third film. See more »


When Turnbull is explaining the origin of the "super weapon" to Burke, he attributes it to Eli Whitney, Senior. In fact, it was Eli Whitney, Junior he is describing. 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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Crazy Credits

When the Warner Bros logo appears, its accompanying theme is played in a western riff. See more »


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Performed by Michael Fassbender
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Pretty bad, but not as bad as some are saying.
25 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

First, I want to mention some of the good stuff. Josh Brolin is excellent as Hex, perfect casting, great job by Brolin, thoroughly enjoyable to watch. John Malkovich was very good in a role that could have easily been too over the top to be taken seriously. Fassbender was genuinely creepy, Jeffrey Dean Morgan was great, and Megan Fox looks gorgeous and her acting is not that bad. Combine that with an amazing soundtrack by Mastodon, (and a surprise cameo by Brent Hinds) I have to say I enjoyed the movie. The negatives: "The Weapon" - a weird, quasi-science, completely unexplained "nation-killer" invented by Eli Whitney... WTF? Stupid. While on the subject, why does the world have to be at stake? A simple revenge tale would have sufficed. Aidan Quinn was awful, but it probably wasn't his fault, unless he wrote his own lines. Why tell Hex's backstory with a couple of minutes of poorly animated crap with a voice-over when they could've filmed Hex's origin sequence and made it a much better movie? No idea, but I can't explain many of the choices that were made on this movie. Why was it only 80 minutes long? Who thought that was a good idea? Who cast Will Arnett in a straight role? I kept waiting for him to do something funny. To sum it up, there was some really good work done on this movie, but there were too many terrible decisions made that left it a disjointed mess in spite of its potential. As a life-long Jonah Hex fan, I was happy to see him captured so perfectly by Brolin, but disappointed as hell that the studio screwed up the movie so badly, and ruined any chance of this becoming a successful franchise.

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