Slow West (2015)

 

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A young Scottish man reluctantly teams up with a gun-slinging drifter on his journey west to find the girl he loves.

Slow West is a stranger in a strange land road movie as wide-eyed innocent Kodi Smit-McPhee is taught the ins and outs of survival on the trail by hard-bitten cynic Michael Fassbender. It is a nicely shot film that makes the most of some attractive scenery and its low key approach makes a change from the usual fast-drawing Wild West shenanigans. But it is really only Michael Fassbender’s presence that lends any real weight to the rather bare-boned story which leaves the film feeling rather insubstantial; there is little to dislike about Slow West, but there is little to it full stop.

It is a pleasant enough distraction nevertheless, that will appeal to fans of Dead Man or The Proposition.

6/10

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One thought on “Slow West (2015)

  1. Cool! I’m quite interested by this one and I haven’t seen it yet. I love Ben Mendelsohn and Kodi Smit-McPhee .. and I really enjoyed The Proposition. I’ll have to give it a go.

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