In 1870s America, the fury of a notorious gang leader is unleashed when a peaceful American settler avenges the death of his family. Then as his cowardly fellow townspeople betray him, he is forced to hunt down the outlaws alone.
The American West in the 1870s. A European settler, Jon Jensen (Mads Mikkelsen), has just welcomed his wife and son to the country when they are kidnapped and murdered. He takes revenge on the murderers, only to discover that one was the brother of a local land baron, Henry Delarue. Delarue runs the local town with a brutal hand. Now he wants vengeance on the man who killed his brother and the local townspeople are too scared of him to stand up to him. Jon is fighting more than just the local thugs, he is facing the entire town.Written by
Mads Mikkelsen (Jon) and Jonathan Pryce (Keane) have both played major Bond villains. Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre in Casino Royale (2006), and Pryce as Elliot Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). See more »
Near the beginning of the film the family get into the stagecoach, and sit down facing towards the front. However, when Jon is forced to jump out the carriage, he goes out the right hand door (the same one he climbed in), yet the next shot from the outside shows him coming out of the left side. See more »
If you're not keen on Westerns, this is a must see...
I've never really been a fan of Western genre films, though I do watch them, as it is paramount to view everything in order to review. The Salvation delivers on every account, an action packed storyline encompassing a range of emotion, from a sensational cast.
Director Kristian Levring brings to fruition the Western life experience in a fashion that keeps you intrigued and hopeful of a sequel or certainly another film just as brilliant, if not better. Mads Mikkelsen is nothing short of magical in the lead role, sporting a demeanor reminiscent of all time Western greats.
Eva Green (my personal favorite) exudes a perfect beauty in her mute role as Madelaine, without question one of the most stunning women on this planet, mesmerizing eyes and expressions which convey a story within her character, albeit a troubled past.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan delivers as the villain as best anyone could and there are other familiar faces such as Douglas Henshall and Jonathan Pryce, both impressive seasoned actors.
Overall, it's really 11 out of 10, enjoy...
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