- 1 hr 42 min
Tracker is a 2010 Western movie directed by Ian Sharp and written by Nicolas van Pallandt. The movie stars Ray Winstone, Nicholas McGough, and Gareth Reeves. The story follows Arjan van Diemen (Reeves), a young Dutchman who emigrated to New Zealand to join the Dutch Colonial Army. When the Boer War ends, he is sent back to his homeland but decides to stay in New Zealand.
One day, a Maori warrior is wrongfully accused of the murder of a British soldier. Kereama (McGough) is hunted by the authorities and needs to flee. Arjan is recruited by a colonial veteran, Boer War veteran and professional tracker Kereama (Winstone) to lead a posse of trackers to find Kereama and bring him to justice.
As they start tracking Kereama, they come across challenges including tough terrain, harsh weather, and the risk of meeting hostile tribes. Along the way, Arjan and Kereama build a relationship that is tested when they stumble upon the truth about the murder.
The movie has excellent cinematography that showcases the stunning landscapes of New Zealand. The story is captivating, and the character development is impressive. The actors give outstanding performances, especially Ray Winstone as the lead tracker, and Nicholas McGough as the hunted man.
Tracker is a movie that talks about themes of colonialism, race, and identity. It is a refreshing take on the classic Western movie that features diverse characters, including indigenous people from New Zealand. The historical context of the movie adds depth and complexity to the story.
In conclusion, Tracker is a must-watch movie for those who enjoy Westerns and historical dramas. It has all the ingredients of a classic Western movie, but with a unique twist. It is a beautifully crafted movie that tells a compelling story with outstanding performances, excellent screenplay, and stunning cinematography.
Tracker is a 2010 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.