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Brimstone (2016)

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From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.

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Martin Koolhoven
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Credited cast:
Dakota Fanning ... Liz
Kit Harington ... Samuel
Guy Pearce ... The Reverend
Carice van Houten ... Anna
Paul Anderson ... Frank
Emilia Jones ... Joanna
Carla Juri ... Elizabeth Brundy
Frederick Schmidt ... Sheriff Zeke
Naomi Battrick ... Narrator / Older Sam
Vera Vitali ... Sally
William Houston ... Eli
Bill Tangradi ... Nathan
Jack Roth ... Wolf
Ivy George ... Sam
Justin Salinger ... Doctor
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Retribution is coming

Genres:

Thriller | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal bloody violence, strong sexual content including disturbing behavior, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Netherlands | France | Germany | Belgium | Sweden | UK | USA

Language:

English | Dutch

Release Date:

12 January 2017 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Amaldiçoada See more »

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Budget:

€12,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Brimstone was very well sold around the world. It was sold in more than 80 countries in the world, becoming the most sold Dutch production ever. Commercially, however, it enjoyed most of its success in its native Netherlands; in the USA, the movie was almost immediately released on video on demand. See more »

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The Accles & Shelvoke captive bolt pistol used to kill the pig was invented in 1913. Though the movie does not specify what year it is, the voice-over talks about 'the old century ', which means the epilogue is probably set in the 20th century and the rest in the three decades before. See more »

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[first lines]
Liz: [narrating] 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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References Pale Rider (1985) See more »

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The less you know, the more this movie will catch you unawares
11 May 2017 | by myignisrulesSee all my reviews

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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