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Jonah Hex (2010)

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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.

Director:

Jimmy Hayward

Writers:

Mark Neveldine (screenplay) (as Neveldine), Brian Taylor (screenplay) (as Taylor) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Brolin ... Jonah Hex
John Malkovich ... Quentin Turnbull
Megan Fox ... Lilah
Michael Fassbender ... Burke
Will Arnett ... Lieutenant Grass
John Gallagher Jr. ... Lieutenant Evan
Tom Wopat ... Colonel Slocum
Michael Shannon ... Doc Cross Williams
Wes Bentley ... Adleman Lusk
Julia Jones ... Cassie
Luke James Fleischmann Luke James Fleischmann ... Travis
Rio Hackford ... Grayden Nash
David Jensen ... Turnbull's Henchman
Billy Blair ... Turnbull's Gang - Billy
Sean Boyd ... Turnbull's Gang - Preacher
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Storyline

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>

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jona Heks See more »

Filming Locations:

Bayou Gauche, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The sixteenth film released in select D-BOX enabled cinemas, located in the United States and Canada. In D-BOX's words, the motion control technology "adds to the movie's plot and underlying themes of fear, terror and explosive action by offering realistic sensations during most of the film's action scenes." See more »

Goofs

As Turnbull is talking to Burke about Eli Whitney, Michael Fassbender's lips can be seen moving as John Malkovich recites his lines. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Featured in Richard Roeper & the Movies: Jonah Hex (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Lanigan's Ball
(uncredited)
Written by James Farrell
Performed by Michael Fassbender
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Not as good, bad or ugly as they say.
9 January 2011 | by amesmondeSee all my reviews

This paint by numbers western revenge comic flick is certainly not offensive or ineffective to deserve such a negative buzz. 

Jonah Hex's family is killed. Scarred and back from the dead, he finds his families killer is dead. Feeling robbed of his revenge he becomes a bounty hunter but when America is put under threat he may just get his revenge after all. 

A star studded cast that includes Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and modern day starlet Megan Fox. With familiar faces  like Wes Bentley (P2) Michael Fassbender and Aidan Quinn to name a few.  It's mild mix of Outlaw Josey Wales (1976),  Wild, Wild West (1999) and Ghost Rider (2007). To it's credit it had great sets, location and make up with a competently written script and a great score taking it's queue from Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and is reminiscent of many great westerns.

It's well directed by Jimmy Hayward and the lighting compliments the atmosphere, especially in the night time scenes.  It has lots of action and is laced with humour, the few supernatural elements coupled with some gun play keep it interesting and Hex is far from the turkey you may have been lead to believe. It's a dark comic adventure which is quite easy to swallow, and should be for the amount of talent and budget.  

With its short running time Hex is not as good, bad or ugly as Jonah lovers or critics would lead you to believe.


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