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Brimstone (2016)

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From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.


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9 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »


Credited cast:
Elizabeth Brundy
Narrator / Older Sam
Sheriff Zeke


A triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz (Dakota Fanning), carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Guy Pearce) - a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she's no victim - a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. Fear not. Retribution is coming. Written by Anonymous

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Retribution is coming

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Rated R for brutal bloody violence, strong sexual content including disturbing behavior, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 January 2017 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Amaldiçoada  »


Box Office


€12,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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On festivals (Venice, London, Toronto, Palm Springs, etc.) and in Europe the movie received much praise from audiences and most journalists, however in the United States the movie was met with more criticism by the main stream critics, mostly on moral grounds. It was much better received by genre- and cult-websites, who raved about the originality, relentlessness and lack of compromise. Globally, all critics agreed upon one thing: the acting is superb. See more »


When hanging up the laundry at the start of the film, the articles of clothing change. See more »


[first lines]
Liz: [narrating] As life progresses, images blur. All that remains are memories. Some of them true, some of them false. I remember her well - at least I think I do. She was a warrior. In the old century, you had to be in order to survive.
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References The Great Silence (1968) See more »

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Not stirring nor shaking anything
22 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

This film was hailed as a masterpiece here in the Netherlands. I can tell you it's far from that. The director called his work 'Koolhoven's Brimstone'...like to underline that this is his ultimate, monumental work. It's laughable. Wow..i'v heard so much about it in the press over here..like this is a must see masterpiece. Well, it's awful..barely watchable...all clichés so common in dutch filmmaking pass by... I'v heard that this is a huge movie about violence against woman and that woman prevail in the end. The story is obnoxious.. stupid scenes like a guy who gets blasted trough a window 'cause of a bullet hitting him. Over the top & silly scenes...the pace is awful it leads to nothing..the acting of the cast is merely mediocre...especially Guy Pierce's role is sooo unconvincing. I'v heard promising stories of the shocking scenes that would keep you awake at night..so horrendous. I never saw one scene that came close to such an emotion. It's a long and boring feature...that holds a very unoriginal approach and filled with (dutch) movie clichés. A film that shows why the majority of mainstream dutch movies suck! It lacks every hint to originality and never rises above the level of a high school movie project. It's a disaster

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