In a Valley of Violence

2016

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller / Western

58
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 77%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62%
IMDb Rating 6 10 11509

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Karen Gillan as Ellen
John Travolta as Marshal
Taissa Farmiga as Mary-Anne
Burn Gorman as Priest
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1hr 44 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SquigglyCrunch 8 / 10

A Well-Acted, Exciting Western

In a Valley of Violence follows a travelling cowboy who, after stopping by a small town, unintentionally starts conflict among the more powerful members there.

Let's start with the obvious part: Ethan Hawke. He's fantastic, as per usual. I don't think I've ever not been impressed by this guy, and that trend continues here. John Travolta pulls off a solid performance as well, playing one of the most interesting characters in the movie. And James Ransone does the same, pulling off a good ol' western hothead. Personally I don't think that Taissa Farmiga was very fit for this role, but she did her best and thankfully fails to take anything of significance away from the movie.

The writing is good as well. The movie builds the characters and conflict for a while before anything of real significance happens, and it makes it all the more effective. It excels at building tension, making the last 40 minutes of this movie just that much better.

Speaking of the last 40 minutes, they're awesome. After an hour of solid build up, we are treated with some great western action. It's tense and exciting, yet not over-the-top. It's just right.

Overall I really enjoyed In a Valley of Violence. The acting, writing, and action are all great, and in the end I would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by hadwiin 9 / 10

Great movie

Best new western I have seen in long time. Anyone that doesn't like this movie I don't understand. Definitely a new fistful of dollars.

Reviewed by Ian 6 / 10

Good but not great

Vastly overwritten - one of the hazards of a writer/director - and, in this case - editor, too. Oh dear... With three individuals with three different perspective, it could have been rather better.

The score by Jeff Grace, although excellent in places, doesn't know if it wants to be a western or a spaghetti western (overtly Morricone) and gives conflicting messages. The movie is not quite a spaghetti western although, with a few tweaks, it could have been. Some of the scenes with SW music cues play against the on-screen action and invite a sardonic comedy perspective which isn't really justified.

Some scenes are comedic although more in the style of slapstick than dark SW humour and, really, not needed.

As the movie progresses, the music becomes increasingly SW and the theme of revenge - one of my absolute favourites! - comes well to the fore.

But who ever heard of a 'man with no name' called Paul? Oh dear... And the town only seems to have eight inhabitants.

Ethan Hawke is excellent but not quite Clint. John Travolta has lost some weight and must be desperate for parts although perhaps the script looked better than the end result.

Star of the show, apart from the dog, is Taissa Farmiga who has a wonderful part and plays it well.

In all, this is a nice, easy-to-watch action western. Switch off all critical facilities (and tell me how to do that!) and you'll enjoy it, but it falls needlessly short of being really great.

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