The Duel

2016

Drama / Western

42
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 19%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 25%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 7458

Synopsis


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Cast

Liam Hemsworth as David Kingston
Woody Harrelson as Abraham
Emory Cohen as Isaac
Alice Braga as Marisol
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 5 / 10

almost but not quite

In 1866 Helena, Texas, Abraham Brant (Woody Harrelson) kills a man in a ritualized duel. Twenty two years later, Governor Ross sends Texas Ranger David Kingston (Liam Hemsworth) to investigate feared preacher Brant in a mysterious series of murders. David's father had challenged Brant in the duel. Brant is rumored to have slaughter countless Mexicans and Indians. Marisol (Alice Braga) insists of joining her husband David on the mission to Mount Hermon.

Kieran Darcy-Smith is more an actor than a director. His style is limited. This needs to be stylistically darker and more brutal. There is already plenty of that in the script but it doesn't feel like it on the screen. I wonder if it's the lighting, the sets, or the camera work. The pacing is lethargic. Woody does his work. Liam isn't bad in this. I'm not sure I understand what happened to Marisol. The parts are here but it's put together a little weak.

Reviewed by FinneganBear 1 / 10

Really dumb script

The presence of Harrelson and Hemsworth as well as the plot outline sounded promising. But Harrelson overacts every scene and uses the annoying stereotyped mush-mouth drawl that made "The Cowboy Way" so unwatchable. His "Abraham" is presented as a sort of cult leader who appears to have healing powers and can cure sickness with a single touch. Hemsworth is Texas Ranger "David" and has a wife who immediately falls sick in Abraham's town and Abraham begins to tend to her a little too much. David notes that there are no Mexicans in the border town only to find that Abraham hates them, captures them and sells them to hunters who delight in tracking and killing them. Which fails to explain why Abraham is infatuated with David's wife, who is Mexican. We also never learn why she is infatuated with the crazed Abraham. Nor is the issue of Abraham's faith healing ever revisited in the film. It's as if by the second half of the film the writer forgot he put that in the first half. Ultimately David is forced to be hunted but given a rifle and bullets to make it interesting for the hunters. His first move is to shoot the man guarding the next batch of captured Mexicans and free them. But it never occurs to the Ranger to take the gun and ammo of that guard so he eventually runs out of bullets. And after he resolves the situation, the wounded Ranger rides off into the sunset (instead of returning to Ranger HQ) leaving his confused wife behind in the town we are subsequently told was abandoned. The movie gives the impression the script was written in about 10 minutes and was never double checked for continuity or even common sense.

Reviewed by Michael Ledo 6 / 10

I bet you didn't see that coming.

In the opening scene Abraham (Woody Harrelson) kills a man in a knife duel. The six year old son of the dead man becomes a Texas Ranger 22 years later in the post Civil War era. With Mexican bodies turning up in the river, David (Liam Hemsworth) goes to investigate and his wife (Alice Braga) insists on going with him. Abraham runs the town in a cult-like fashion wearing cult white when we first see him again.David is offered the job of sheriff, which he doesn't take lightly.

The acting was good and the film had a few good scenes. You kept waiting for the inevitable conflict and revealing of identity which was slow in coming. David's wife was a confusing mess.

Guide: F-word. Implied sex. No nudity.

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