The Homesman

The Homesman

  • R
  • 2014
  • 2 hr 2 min
  • 6.6  (30,778)
  • 68

A period drama with a stellar cast, based on the Glendon Swarhout novel. Set in the unforgiving landscape of 1850 Nebraska the movie follows the experiences of several people trying to cope with the isolation and brutality of nineteenth century frontier life. The film is somewhat unusual in that it focuses primarily on the lives of the frontierswomen and their troubles. Spinster Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) has land and money, but no husband. Her plain looks have garnered her nothing but rejections and she is suffering from worsening depression. In order to help herself and others she offers to escort three young women across the wilderness to a church in Iowa. Each of the women is also suffering from the psychological fallout of their respective personal calamities. For the trip she recruits the help of George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), a broken down claim jumper whom she rescues on the road and with whom she has a contentious relationship. Also featuring Miranda Otto, Meryl Streep, and John Lithgow. Directed by Tommy Lee Jones with a screenplay by Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley Oliver.

The Homesman
The Homesman (Trailer 1)
The Homesman (Trailer 1)

Trailer - 1 min 23 sec

Trouble
Trouble

Clip - 35 sec

Drawing
Drawing

Clip - 1 min 19 sec

Job
Job

Clip - 1 min 23 sec

4 Good Rounds
4 Good Rounds

Clip - 1 min 10 sec

Money
Money

Clip - 51 sec

Description
A period drama with a stellar cast, based on the Glendon Swarhout novel. Set in the unforgiving landscape of 1850 Nebraska the movie follows the experiences of several people trying to cope with the isolation and brutality of nineteenth century frontier life. The film is somewhat unusual in that it focuses primarily on the lives of the frontierswomen and their troubles.

Spinster Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) has land and money, but no husband. Her plain looks have garnered her nothing but rejections and she is suffering from worsening depression. In order to help herself and others she offers to escort three young women across the wilderness to a church in Iowa. Each of the women is also suffering from the psychological fallout of their respective personal calamities. For the trip she recruits the help of George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), a broken down claim jumper whom she rescues on the road and with whom she has a contentious relationship.

Also featuring Miranda Otto, Meryl Streep, and John Lithgow. Directed by Tommy Lee Jones with a screenplay by Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley Oliver.

The Homesman is a 2014 western with a runtime of 2 hours and 2 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 68.

The Homesman is available to watch free on The Roku Channel Free, Vudu Free, Pluto TV and IMDb TV. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Homesman for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2014
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    2 hr 2 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (30,778)
  • Metascore
    68