Outlaws and Angels Reviews

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January 9, 2017
"The innocence or the darkness, which are we?" Josiah asks; Outlaws and Angels goes too heavy on the latter, to its own detriment.
December 31, 2016
This particular revenge tale isn't an example of incompetent filmmaking, just sadly misfocused storytelling. Life in 1887 wasn't easy, but at some point, there has to be something more to say.
October 24, 2016
...a vicious portrayal of The Wild West...
July 30, 2016
... has some evocative touches considering its shoestring budget, but little compelling drama along the way.
July 20, 2016
Unfortunately Mollner isn't able to handle intimate, quiet scenes as well as he does action set pieces or special effects shots.
July 18, 2016
A nasty macabre cult Western.
July 16, 2016
Francesca Eastwood does her daddy proud as the gunslinging heroine of this bloody, revenge-fueled Western more reminiscent of a Tarantino splatterflick than one of Clint's classics.
July 15, 2016
Lugubrious and talky, JT Mollner's debut feature is also unrelievedly nasty and absurdly pretentious.
July 15, 2016
Mollner's delivered a strong, surprising, powerfully unsettling debut.
July 15, 2016
The film is formidably committed to its down-and-dirty mission to erase the myth of the West, though its bloody excesses long ago ceased to be shocking or revisionist-they're the new norm.
July 15, 2016
In a sea of grimy indie Westerns, especially ones that started with the same genre canvas, "Outlaws & Angels" is a thoroughly ugly example of when "Tarantino-esque" is the most generous compliment.
July 14, 2016
Virtually every character has a dark side, and every victim has it coming. That gets old, too.
July 14, 2016
"Outlaws and Angels" can't overcome its distractingly showy camera moves or its tendency toward scenes that drag on interminably.
July 14, 2016
It seems another member of Clint Eastwood's brood is ready for stardom.
July 14, 2016
"Outlaws and Angels" isn't perfect - Murray mumbles into his beard way too much - but Eastwood sure is at ease with a cowboy hat and revolver. Clearly, she's studied with the best.
July 14, 2016
The main problem with Outlaws And Angels ... is that it lacks either a sense of authenticity or a streak of playfulness to give shape to its relentlessly ugly worldview.
July 13, 2016
It doesn't take long to realize that "Outlaws and Angels" is going to feel as long as the conquering of the west itself, with Mollner incapable of finding rhythm for this intentionally odious movie.
July 13, 2016
No amount of style can compensate for the aimless ugliness of the story.
July 13, 2016
[Director] JT Mollner must have watched a lot of Sam Peckinpah and Quentin Tarantino...He shows off a more than passing knowledge of their love of violence and viscera. But he missed out on any of their humor, poetry and artistry in this... tedious slog.
Top Critic
July 13, 2016
A vile, nauseating and incomprehensible pile of saddles-and-spurs gibberish sane audiences will undoubtedly avoid at all costs.
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