(2013)

Critic Reviews

38

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Based on 7 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
50
That Sweetwater is so generic doesn't prevent it from being intermittently entertaining.
50
As violent act begets silly exchange begets another violent act, Sweetwater squanders its noteworthy resources - a cast enjoying themselves (especially Isaacs and Harris), and some effectively brooding outdoor cinematography.
50
The Old West is portrayed as a venal loony bin in Sweetwater, a handsomely designed, occasionally funny but ultimately empty female vengeance yarn.
50
Rare is the Western that's too low-rent to be satisfyingly lurid, but with hardly any tension or personality to its name, Sweetwater just misses the mark.
40
The characters aren't the only things painted in broad strokes. Sweetwater is rife with gauche symbolism and imagery.
30
Fancy-sounding dialogue and handsome widescreen lensing goes only so far to disguise the shallowness of the underlying material.
25
A revenge-fantasy Western that wants to luxuriate in its B-movie roots but suffers from dull direction and an even duller central performance.

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