Bone Tomahawk

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"May the Lord have mercy and grant you a swift death"
  • NR
  • 2015
  • 2 hr 12 min
  • 7.1  (116,067)
  • 72

In the year 1890, a small town in the American West called Bright Hope is terrorized by a group of cannibalistic Troglodytes. The movie Bone Tomahawk, directed by S. Craig Zahler, chronicles the journey of a small group of men who set off to rescue their loved ones from the savage captors. The movie begins in Bright Hope, where Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell) is informed that a thief has stolen some medicine from the local doctor. The thief is identified as a man by the name of Purvis, who is part of a notorious gang headed by a sinister individual called Brooder (Matthew Fox). The sheriff sets off in pursuit of the gang with his trusty backup deputy Chicory (Richard Jenkins).

Meanwhile, Arthur O'Dwyer (Patrick Wilson), a ranch foreman, returns home to his wife Samantha (Lili Simmons) only to find out that she has been abducted by the same group of cannibals that Sheriff Hunt and his deputy are in pursuit of.

Arthur is determined to rescue his wife and joins the posse. As they venture deeper into the unknown territories, the group faces various obstacles including a band of Mexican bandits and a brutal sandstorm. The journey takes a turn when they discover the gruesome fate that awaits their loved ones in the hands of the Troglodytes.

What follows is a harrowing journey that tests the limits of the human spirit. The men must overcome their differences and harness their courage to rescue their wives and stop the savage cannibals before they strike again.

The movie is as much a dramatic western as it is a horror movie. The horror element of the movie is slow-burning and subtle; it gradually seeps into the narrative as the journey progresses. The fear and suspense stem largely from the unknown and the unseen rather than graphic violence.

The performances by the cast are outstanding. Kurt Russell's portrayal of the stoic and rugged Sheriff Hunt is a standout performance. Patrick Wilson as Arthur O'Dwyer is equally compelling; his character is a man who is determined to do whatever it takes to save his wife, despite an injury that slows him down.

The movie has a distinct visual style that sets it apart from other westerns. Shot entirely with natural light, the movie has a gritty and dusty look that evokes a sense of realism. The cinematography, by Benji Bakshi, is noteworthy for its ability to immerse the audience in the harsh and unforgiving world that the characters inhabit.

The pacing of the movie is deliberate, which may not be everyone's cup of tea. The journey is portrayed with a slow and methodical pace that may feel ponderous to some. However, the pacing is intentional and serves the purpose of building tension and atmosphere.

Overall, Bone Tomahawk is a unique blend of western and horror genres that works remarkably well. The movie is a testament to the power of great storytelling and solid performances. It's a movie that will linger on in your mind long after the credits have rolled.

Bone Tomahawk is a 2015 western with a runtime of 2 hours and 12 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 72.

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    2 hr 12 min
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    7.1  (116,067)
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