New review from The Movie Snob.

Sweetwater  (D-).  I can hardly believe it when a new Western gets made, and when a new Western stars January Jones (TV’s Mad Men) as a reformed prostitute turned Avenging Angel of Death, I pretty much feel obliged to see it.  Clearly, my sense of obligation is misplaced.  Jacob Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies) plays a psychopathic religious leader (does Hollywood know of any other kind?) out in the wild wastelands of frontier-era New Mexico.  Ed Harris (The Third Miracle) plays a loony lawman sent by the governor to find out if his niece’s husband disappeared on account of foul play.  (Hint: Yes, he did.)  And Jones plays Sarah Ramirez, a bad girl gone straight who just wants to be left alone with her nice husband on their poor dirt farm.  The movie is very violent, features some squalid and explicit sex, and is generally repulsive.  Only Jones’s impressive rampage for revenge at the end generates some suspense and saves this movie from the F it probably deserves.


4 comments on “Sweetwater

  1. […] a church trip to China.  They fall in with a slightly shifty couple, Carlos (Eduardo Noreiga, Sweetwater) and Abby (Kate Mara, sister of Rooney Mara, Side Effects).  Suspense builds for a variety of […]

  2. […] partner) at the advertising firm of Sterling & Cooper. He has a beautiful wife (January Jones, Sweetwater), two kids, and a swell house in the suburbs. He also has a mistress in the City, and a mysterious […]

  3. […] a new one is released.  Of course, they are frequently terrible, like the January Jones vehicle Sweetwater, but I admire directors who try to breathe life into this wheezy old genre.  I assumed this one […]

  4. […] (Down With Love) as the bad guy.  Truly, I expected it to be terrible, like the recent Western Sweetwater.  But instead it turned out to be not half bad, like the recent Western The Homesman.  The set-up […]

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