Jane Got a Gun (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Jane Got a Gun (2016)



Critic Consensus: Jane Got a Gun flounders between campy Western and hard-hitting revisionist take on the genre, leaving Natalie Portman's committed performance stranded in the dust.

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Natalie Portman stars in this western concerning a woman who has to defend her home against a group of outlaws. Gavin O'Connor handles directing duties, with Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton co-starring. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Natalie Portman
as Jane Hammond
Ewan McGregor
as Colin McCann
Joel Edgerton
as Dan Frost
Noah Emmerich
as Bill Hammond
James Burnett
as Cunny Charlie
Sam Quinn
as Slow Jeremiah
Chad Brummett
as Theodore
Nash Edgerton
as Fur Trader
Robb Janov
as Fiddler
Lauren Poole
as Woman #2
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Critic Reviews for Jane Got a Gun

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (24)

What is here is enjoyable if taken on its own terms, much of Jane Got a Gun playing out with a 1940s or '50s Hollywood élan I found more than satisfying.

August 15, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Is it possible that Natalie Portman can't act?

April 24, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There's hardly a scene you watch without wondering, and doubting, if Ramsay would have done it quite this way.

April 24, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's all perfectly passable, but rather perfunctory ...

April 24, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This was a troubled production. Scottish director Lynne Ramsay quit days before shooting began and there were late changes made to the cast. In certain respects, the replacement director Gavin O'Connor has done an impressive job.

April 22, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A very moderate adventure.

April 21, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jane Got a Gun

The Western genre is one that has struggled to find its own two feet to stand on in recent years. Jane Got a Gun certainly does not buck that trend. Also I'm pretty sure not a single one of these Wild West folks was American.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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Natalie Portman leads the cast in the mediocre western Jane Got a Gun. When a gang of outlaws catches up with Jane and her husband, she seeks out an old friend to help her fight them off. Unfortunately the writing is a little weak, as most of the characters are underdeveloped. And the film's momentum is uncut by having the story broken up with flashbacks. Still, the action scenes are well-done, as are the sets and costumes. Also, the score does a good job at setting the tone and heightens the dramatic tension. Jan Got a Gun is an entertaining film, but overall it ends up being rather lackluster.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

Natalie Portman in a Western that takes a unusual look at the role women played in the West. Lemme see here, you got yer prostitutes, you got yer squaws, both kind've easily dismissed as "collateral damage", and then there's that kinda mysterious category "honest woman". Portman brings grit and honesty to a story not often told that dramatizes what it took to simply be a frontier woman.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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