Meek's Cutoff

Meek's Cutoff

Meek's Cutoff

From Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy), an “alt-Western” set in 1845 with Michelle Williams, Paul Dano and Shirley Henderson.

"Reichardt’s beautiful, eerily poetic film follows three families heading west in 1845, their tiny wagon train lost somewhere in Oregon. Intimate in detail but epic in implication, Meek’s Cutoff quietly defies the abiding Westward Ho! mythology to privilege women’s experience and to picture the settlers, hauntingly, as fearful, foolhardy venturers in an unending wilderness." (Source: NZ International Film Festival 2011)

2010Rating: PG, contains coarse language104 minsUSA
Western
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Quiet on the Western front (and all the richer for it)

Meek's Cutoff is best described as one of those films where little seems to happen but, beneath the surface, there are layers of drama and meaning which continue to simmer in one's mind long after the credits roll. The movie's tone (of latent dread), it's style (observational minimalism), and production design (where props and costumes quietly define the...

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Quiet on the Western front (and all the richer for it)

Meek's Cutoff is best described as one of those films where little seems to happen but, beneath the surface, there are layers of drama and meaning which continue to simmer in one's mind long after the credits roll. The movie's tone (of latent dread), it's style (observational minimalism), and production design (where props and costumes quietly define the...

4.0