The Salvation

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"Bad men will bleed."
  • R
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 6.7  (42,778)
  • 64

The Salvation is a Western film set in 1864, in the American Old West. The story follows a Danish immigrant named Jon (Mads Mikkelsen), who has settled in America with his wife Marie (Nanna Ã┬śland Fabricius) and young son Kresten (Toke Lars Bjarke). After seven years of working hard to establish a prosperous life for his family, Jon finally has enough money to send for his wife and son, who are still in Denmark.

As Jon rides to the train station to pick up his family, he encounters two men who have raped and murdered a woman. Jon kills both men in self-defense, but the men happen to be brothers of a notorious gang leader named Delarue (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Delarue is a vicious man who controls the town where Jon lives, and he demands that Jon turn himself in for killing his brothers.

Jon refuses to do so and attempts to protect his family from Delarue's wrath. The result is a bloody conflict that quickly escalates, involving the townspeople and other characters, including a mute widow named Madelaine (Eva Green). The story is a classic tale of revenge, honor, and sacrifice, as Jon and the other characters fight to protect themselves and what they believe in.

The film is directed by Kristian Levring and co-written by Levring and Anders Thomas Jensen. The cinematography is stunning, showing off the beautiful but harsh landscapes of the American West. The score, by composer Kasper Winding, is haunting and intense, adding to the tension and drama of the story.

The performances in The Salvation are excellent, particularly Mads Mikkelsen in the lead role. Mikkelsen brings a quiet intensity to the character of Jon, who is a man of few words but great determination. His love for his family is palpable, and his desire to protect them is what drives him to take action against Delarue and his gang.

Eva Green also delivers a strong performance as Madelaine, a woman with a tragic past who finds herself drawn to Jon. Their relationship is complex and adds an emotional layer to the story, as both characters have suffered and are seeking redemption.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is suitably menacing as Delarue, a villain who is brutal and unforgiving. He commands the screen with his physical presence and his ruthless demeanor, making him a formidable foe for Jon and the other characters.

Overall, The Salvation is a gripping and intense Western that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The story is timeless, and the execution is flawless, making it a must-see for fans of the genre.

The Salvation is a 2015 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 64.

The Salvation
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    6.7  (42,778)
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