Nomads

1986

Action / Horror / Mystery / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 5.5 10 3077

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Cast

Pierce Brosnan as Jean Charles Pommier
Frances Bay as Bertril
Alan Autry as Olds
1080p.BLU
1.44 GB
1920*1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 31 min
P/S 0 / 3

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by alexanderdavies-99382 5 / 10

Could have been quite good.

"Nomads" could have been better if the plot and narrative has been more coherent and that more incident had taken place. I still recall seeing the video trailer for this rather odd movie back in 1986. From what I saw, "Nomads" had potential but this wasn't fulfilled in my opinion. Lesley Ann Down is rather wasted as the female lead. Her actual screen time is limited and she's absent for quite a while. Pierce Brosnan is ok as the doomed character who gets too close to the ancient tribe that he's tailing across Los Angeles. The opening scene at the hospital is pretty good as there is some intrigue. The parallel flashback portion tends to become bogged down rather quickly. One or two scenes are not bad but this film is largely unsuccessful.

Reviewed by NateWatchesCoolMovies 8 / 10

One of the most unique horrors out there

John McTiernan's Nomads is one of the best, and most unconventional horror flicks that you've never seen. Nestled so far back into the 80's that it stands as the mile marker for Pierce Brosnan's first on screen leading role, it's a beautifully tense, atmospherically crafted fright flick that's been lost to the hazy aeons of time. Unique in it's ambiguity, this is a film bereft of bells, whistles, gore effects or even obviously spooky apparitions, relying solely on mood to impart illusory menace that's never shoved in your face of spoon fed. Brosnan plays a French (hon hon) archaeologist who begins to suspect he's being followed by a group of unruly urban punks which, upon further introspection, could possibly be the malevolent spirits of a now extinct tribe he discovered years ago. It's a vague, very weird concept, but it just somehow works, the presence of these grimy streetwalkers inciting palpable fear at the thought that they're not what they seem at all. Opposites are at work here; by showing nothing, the filmmakers tell us and make us feel everything that is unseen, daring us to imagine what these mysterious beings might actually be, unsettling us further by having them appear in such benign (relatively speaking) form. It'll frustrate many, but those tuned into the film's eerie frequency will get the same chill down their spine that Brosnan perpetually walks around with, harassed no end by these meanies. The actors for these things are all especially chosen as well, each coached beautifully by McTiernan to act just normal enough to blend into the derelict fringes of an urban environment, while giving their demeanour an unnerving esoteric aspect, until they seem like a cross between mute versions of the Near Dark gypsy vampire clan and spectral coyotes. Brilliant concoction of subtle horror, clammy tension and gorgeously layered atmosphere.

Reviewed by generationofswine 8 / 10

An Honest Review

This is an extremely well acted and insanely understated movie.

There are ghosts, but they are slow to reveal themselves. For over half the movie you are thinking it's about a street gang.

Only gradually does the plot open to you and unravel and key the viewer into that is told in the synopsis and on the cover of the VHS.

You have to discover it piece by piece, so if you have the patience of the average reality TV fan, it's not for you. If you can kick back and actually watch a movie, it is rewarding, just slowly.

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