Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sweetwater


There's nothing particularly original about this western (originally entitled 'Sweet Vengeance' when it premiered at Sundance earlier this year) wherein a small town is overrun by a murderous holy man (Jason Isaacs).  But the tables turn when a new sheriff (Ed Harris) takes over in town and a local woman (January Jones) decides to take matters into her own hands.  Frankly it's derivative of pretty much every western we've all seen before.  But, we're lucky to get a few westerns made a year, and this one is shot well, with fun performances by the always great Harris and Isaacs (Harry Potter's Lucius Malfoy).  And you can watch it at home on Video on Demand.  So I'd say it's worth a watch for those who seek some western comfort food.

Grade: B+

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