Jane Got a Gun2016
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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as Colin McCann
as Dan Frost
as Bill Hammond
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as Slow Jeremiah
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Critic Reviews for Jane Got a Gun
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.
There's hardly a scene you watch without wondering, and doubting, if Ramsay would have done it quite this way.
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.
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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.
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.
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.