MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,417 this week

Dawn Rider (2012)

R  |   |  Western  |  29 May 2012 (USA)
4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 1,484 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 9 critic

After his father is killed, John Mason is willing to turn the world inside out to find the man responsible. What he doesn't know is the killer might be in his own house.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 01 Nov 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 23 Jan 2014
 
TV
a list of 26 titles
created 10 Feb 2014
 
a list of 24 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Dawn Rider" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dawn Rider (2012)

Dawn Rider (2012) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dawn Rider.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Field Agent Robert Diggs walked away from his career in the FBI and accepted the position of Cultural Attaché in Sofia, Bulgaria for one reason: to escape the memories of his wife's death ... See full summary »

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Christian Slater, Donald Sutherland, Elika Portnoy
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When John Mason's father is killed, John is wounded. Attracted to his nurse Alice, a conflict arises between him and his friend Ben who plans to marry Alice. John later finds the killer of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury
Stars: John Wayne, Marion Burns, Dennis Moore
Assassins Run (2013)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Maya becomes the target of the Russian mafia after her husband, a successful American businessman, is killed.

Directors: Robert Crombie, Sofya Skya
Stars: Christian Slater, Sofya Skya, Cole Hauser
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Wealthy thrill-seekers pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, only this time things don't go exactly to plan.

Director: Maxim Korostyshevsky
Stars: Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A mysterious criminal rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor, his plans ... See full summary »

Director: Mary McGuckian
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Larry Mullen Jr., Graham Greene
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A Union soldier on his way home runs afoul of Jim Vance and his nephew Ellison Hatfield. Confederate sympathizers, they're furious with the idea of one of their neighbors fighting for the Union.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Christian Slater, Perry King
El Gringo (2012)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000, and a bloody past, finds himself under sudden attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras.

Director: Eduardo Rodriguez
Stars: Scott Adkins, Petar Bachvarov, Zachary Baharov
Stranded V (2013)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Four astronauts working at a lunar base suffer a meteor strike that brings an infection that leads to paranoia, fear and death.

Director: Roger Christian
Stars: Christian Slater, Amy Matysio, Michael Therriault
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

After a series of inexplicable murders sweeps a small, isolated community, Father Henry goes to a local police detective with a theory on why the murders are occurring.

Director: Kevin Carraway
Stars: Vinnie Jones, Christian Slater, Emily Tennant
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Terry Miles
Stars: Casey Manderson, Kristine Cofsky, Jesse Manderson
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A self help author is hunted by thugs who believe the writer holds millions of dollars in diamonds stolen by his dead fiancée.

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Christian Slater, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Ann Schultz
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Brooklyn flies home to surprise her boyfriend on his birthday, but when she gets to his apartment, instead of waiting for him to return home from work, she removes all traces of her arrival... See full summary »

Director: Terry Miles
Stars: Kristine Cofsky, Casey Manderson, Rob Carpenter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Cochrane
...
Ben McClure
...
Rudd Gordon
Kenneth W. Yanko ...
Dad Mason (as Ken Yanko)
...
Curly
...
Greyson
...
Bragg
...
Chase
...
Sheriff Cobb
...
Cattle Jack
...
Station Agent Adams
...
Proprietor
...
Ugly Mustache #1
Edit

Storyline

After his father is killed, John Mason is willing to turn the world inside out to find the man responsible. What he doesn't know is the killer might be in his own house.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 May 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Difícil Vingança  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

At the end where Rudd has his gun up to his sister, Alice's head, the pistol isn't cocked, but in the next scene his pistol is now cocked. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Dawn Rider (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Wayfaring Stranger
Performed by George Canyon
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
" I told you before, I Ain't never been to Cincinnati "
4 June 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In this day and age when the genera of the true Western movie is becoming a rarity, it's difficult to see any which are memorable. Some good examples are 'High Plains Drifter, The Wild Bunch and Unforgiven' where a gunman is remorseful of his past. To that group is this new addition called " Dawn Rider." Growing up I remember the same title on another movie, but nothing as memorable as this offering. Director Terry Miles who also co-wrote the story relates the western tale of a man (Christian Slater) who returns home to his father who unfortunately is killed in a hold-up. His son, being a former Pinkerton detective, silently ponders who might have been responsible. At the same time the son is tracked by a shadowy, but persistent lawman (Donald Sutherland) and his posse who have an outstanding though dubious arrest warrant for him. In addition, the rider has set his eyes on a woman (Jill Hennenssy) who becomes a nurse and friend to him, unaware she is set to marry another man. The rider has a persistent problem in that a group of cowboys in white masks is making themselves known as a ruthless band of killer robbers who are planning for their final confrontation with the law, while the rider remains vaguely unaware how close the danger really is. The movie appears to have been hewn from an authentic western photograph. Indeed, the rustic town is rough-cut, thread bear with all the black and white images of early Americanna, complete with colorful names for the citizens and multiple uses of buildings. The movie itself is believable in mannerism, costumes and even dialog. Slater does well to carry the film to it's inevitable conclusion with Donald Suttherland giving a convincing performance with a surprise ending. Excellent Film. Recommended. ****


24 of 43 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
branded costantinoe
Pearly whites.. hodzicamer
Word usage is out of place mjd_subs2
Discuss Dawn Rider (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?