Brimstone

Retribution is coming

Western Mystery Thriller
148 min     7.1     2016     Belgium

Overview

In the menacing inferno of the old North-American West, Liz is a genuine survivor who is hunted by a vengeful preacher for a crime she didn’t commit.

Reviews

Gimly wrote:
"If you thought Guy Pearce was a scumbag in part 1 just wait 'til you see part 2! If you thought Guy Pearce was a scumbag in part 2 just wait 'til you see part 3! If you thought Guy Pearce was a scumbag in part 3 just wait 'til you see part 4! If you thought--" _Final rating:★★½ - Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._
Reno wrote:
**The trouble that had never let her alone.** A story about America, Hollywood cast, but produced and directed by outsiders. A powerful film. Kind of mix of 'No Country for Old Man' and 'Les Miserables'. The narration divided into four parts. The first episode called Revelation. An introduction life around Liz, but full of suspense after every unexpected turn in the story. Then in the second episode called Exodus, a young girl, Joanna introduced and following the third knows as Genesis, goes ever further back into Joanna's life, before returning to Liz's in the fourth known as Retribution. Maybe Dakota's best performance being an adult actress. As well as the young actress Emilia Jones. They both had played the same character, but in a different timeline. Interestingly, in real life, they share the same birth day and month as mine. From one of the film poster, I thought it was Michael Sheen. Only realised while watching the film that it was Guy Pearce. From writing to the making, it was a very good film. But the story could make some people uneasy. Because everything that's happened between the people and their relationship, not for soft guys. Yet it is a must see thriller, a must see western. _7/10_
my_skeleton_fell_off wrote:
A congregation dressed in black, hymns being sung flatly, an evil preacher, an abortion scene in the first 15 minutes... I should have known from the title that it wasn't the good western that the cover image conveyed. I could not make it through 20 minutes before I had to shut it off. It's a movie which seems determined to slander the most beautiful message that exists - the message of Jesus Christ. It is also another point of evidence that rated "R" and "MA" movies simply means "movies not worth poisoning your brain with". The actors were great. They played the roles well. But the subject material, the script, and the very idea of it is not worth consuming. **Psalm 10:4-6** **4** The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. **5** His ways are always grievous; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight: As for all his enemies, he puffeth at them. **6** He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: For I shall never be in adversity.
AstroNoud wrote:
An extremely grim and unsettling horror-Western with an interestingly structured plot, ‘Brimstone’ can be found either disgusting or superb; I'll go with the latter. 8/10

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