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Jane Got a Gun (2016)

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A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.

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Cunny Charlie
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Celia Kessler ...
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Jane Got a Gun centers on Jane Hammond, who has built a new life with her husband Bill "Ham" Hammond after being tormented by the ultra-violent Bishop Boys outlaw gang. She finds herself in the gang's cross-hairs once again when Ham stumbles home riddled with bullets after dueling with the Boys and their relentless mastermind Colin. With the vengeful crew hot on Ham's trail, Jane has nowhere to turn but to her former fiancé Dan Frost for help in defending her family against certain destruction. Haunted by old memories, Jane's past meets the present in a heart-stopping battle for survival. Written by Relativity

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She turned to her past to protect her family. See more »

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Action | Drama | Western

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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29 January 2016 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$835,572 (USA) (29 January 2016)

Gross:

$1,512,815 (USA) (19 February 2016)
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The fourth film which Natalie Portman has worked with Ewan McGregor. They previously starred in the "Star Wars" prequels. Portman as Padme Amidala and McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. See more »

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When Dan Frost first meets Colin McCann in his office, there is a close-up shot of Ewan McGregor's face with a white liquid visible below his mustache. Presumably the glue used to affix it to his face. See more »

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[last lines]
Cunny Charlie: Maybe ten... maybe a hundred
Dan Frost: [finishes him off with a point blank shot] Minus one
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Streets of Laredo
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Arranged and Performed by Squeek Steele
By arrangement with Saddle Butte Music
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What's the point?
5 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Jane Got a Gun" has no apparent or cohesive theme, but attempts to compensate with rousing orchestral music which seems intended to convey to the audience how they ought to feel at this point in the movie if the plot and dialogue were up to the task of engendering such emotional responses.

The acting is actually good, although the dialogue is a bit hackneyed and saturated with exposition. The cinematography would be pretty good if they had spent a small portion of their $25MM budget on some form of rigid support system (like a tripod). The jiggly-cam shots are not the worst by a long shot, but are distracting. The pyrotechnics in one scene are very well done. Lighting and mise en scène are good. Makeup effects are good.

Some elements don't make much sense. At one point they need jars and empty out a dozen Mason jars of green beans and such. The film takes place in 1871. People didn't discard their Mason jars. They cleaned and sterilized them and reused them. There should have been a lot of empty jars around waiting to be filled with whatever crop would be harvested. A building is shot up to the extent the walls resemble a colander, but there aren't splinters all over the floor and nothing much inside seems to have been hit. Wanted criminals with hefty rewards on their heads live openly and run businesses.

But the big problem is in the lack of a theme or moral. Ordinarily, one might expect an ordinary person to be confronted with an ordeal that tests their mettle and forces them to grow somehow in order to overcome otherwise insurmountable obstacles. Here, the characters don't grow or acquire new skills. They endure hardships that tear their world apart, but survive. Consequently, everything falls into place and they have a much brighter future because they survived, not because they prevailed by becoming stronger. The good guys confront insurmountable odds, but through a clever device manage to even the odds early on. Rather than confronting escalating challenges, they confront diminishing challenges. Jane prevails by becoming as brutal as her adversary, but immediately returns to her peaceful existence as if she had never sunk to such depths.


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