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"Revenge is Sweet."
  • R
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.1  (6,339)
  • 38

Sweetwater is a 2013 Western thriller film that features a star-studded cast with the likes of Ed Harris, January Jones, and Jason Isaacs. The movie takes place in 1886 New Mexico and tells the story of a former prostitute, Sarah (January Jones), who has made a new life for herself with her husband, Miguel, on their isolated farm. Their serenity is soon disrupted when a religious fanatic, Prophet Josiah (Jason Isaacs), begins to terrorize the couple and their community. Josiah leads a group that calls themselves the Church of the Blessed, which is known for its harsh and violent teachings. When Miguel is killed by the fanatics, Sarah is determined to seek revenge on those who took everything from her. She begins to hunt down Josiah and his men, and in the process, she meets the local sheriff, Jackson (Ed Harris), who is looking to bring Josiah to justice for his many crimes.

Sarah, in seeking vengeance, finds herself on a quest for justice that leads her down a dangerous path. Along the way, she must confront her own demons, as she has never been one to back down from a fight. Her journey also takes her through a love triangle of sorts, as she finds herself being drawn to both Jackson and the local preacher, Josiah's brother, who disapproves of his brother's actions.

The movie is a tense thriller full of intense action scenes, shootouts, and a captivating storyline. It presents the classic Western genre with a modern twist, with its strong female protagonist and its portrayal of religious extremism. The themes of violence, power, and corruption are explored throughout the film, as is the notion of justice and the line between what is right and wrong.

Ed Harris plays the role of Sheriff Jackson, a no-nonsense lawman who is dedicated to capturing Josiah and stopping his fanatical ways. Harris portrays his character with a tough exterior but also with a sense of compassion as he becomes close to Sarah throughout their shared mission. January Jones delivers a standout performance as Sarah, a character who is both fierce and vulnerable at the same time. Her portrayal of the character and her journey is captivating and gripping, making it hard for audiences not to empathize with her plight.

Jason Isaacs also does a fantastic job with his portrayal of the psychotic Prophet Josiah. Isaacs plays the character with an intense and menacing demeanor that makes him a formidable villain. His crazy devotion to his beliefs and his willingness to do whatever it takes to rid the land of those who he considers sinners is both intriguing and horrifying at the same time.

The cinematography of the movie is stunning; the sweeping landscapes of New Mexico are beautifully captured, providing a picturesque backdrop to the film. The sound design also helps to immerse the audience fully in the world of Sweetwater. The gunshot sound effects, in particular, are crisp and impactful, making the action scenes feel authentic and thrilling.

Overall, Sweetwater is a fantastic Western thriller film that is highly recommended to fans of the genre. Its strong performances, captivating storyline, and stunning visuals make it a movie that is sure to keep audiences engaged from beginning to end.

Sweetwater is a 2013 western with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 38.

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    6.1  (6,339)
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