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
Even though being funded internationally, having an almost complete English speaking cast and being shot in Spain, Hungary, Austria and Germany Brimstone can be seen as a Dutch production. All department heads are Dutch: the director and writer, producer, DoP, editor, composer, production designer, sound designer, production sound mixer, art director, costume designer, head make-up and VFX. See more »
The inflamed reverend falls through the window when Liz shoots him. In the exterior shot there's nothing burning outside the cabin. (This could have been done deliberately for reasons explained in Trivia) See more »
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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The less you know, the more this movie will catch you unawares
While Brimstone would register to most, as a Western (and for the most part it is), the horror elements cannot be denied. The gruesome kills and vicious shark-like nature of this movies protagonist, played terrifyingly well, by Guy Pearce, will keep you glued to your screen, even with the long run time of 2hrs plus.
Dakota Fanning is at the top of her game here, in a role that requires her to show, not tell. She and Guy Pearce are the main reasons why Brimstone is as good as it is, while young actress, Emilia Jones, also delivers.
It's a slow burn, so for those with a lack of patience, this movie might seem tedious, but for myself , the performances, the unexpected brutality and the strength and tenaciousness of our heroine Liz, makes Brimstone a must see.
If you enjoyed, Bone Tomahawk, you'll find a lot to like about Brimstone.
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