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
On festivals (Venice, London, Toronto, Palm Springs, etc.) and in Europe the movie received much praise from audiences and most journalists, however in the United States the movie was met with more criticism by the main stream critics, mostly on moral grounds. It was much better received by genre- and cult-websites, who raved about the originality, relentlessness and lack of compromise. Globally, all critics agreed upon one thing: the acting is superb. See more »
The inflamed reverend falls through the window when Liz shoots him. In the exterior shot there's nothing burning outside the cabin. 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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In the beginning I thought this movie was about a preacher coming to town and doing some reformation...no no no. I don't understand the current rating 7,1 or something, I almost didn't watch the movie. I am glad I did, I think this movie deserves a far better rating. The movie has a story (refreshing) and I love how it is pieced together. It has some violent scenes but, if you have the stomach for example the movie seven, the scenes will not upset you. One of the best in a while.
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