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Salvation, The (15)

Salvation, The (15)

Drama, Western

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

The critical consensus

The dirty compañeros of the old Spaghetti West ride again in this stirring tale of hate, murder and revenge.

****(*)Damon Wise, Empire Online, 13/04/2015

Not the deepest western you’ll ever see, but it sure knows how to pack a punch (and fire off a round). Fans of the genre will get their kicks.

****(*)James Mottram, Total Film, 13/04/2015

The Salvation isn’t just for those who love Westerns, though — it’s a solid revenge thriller in its own right.

****(*)Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor, 14/04/2015

Actually, it is not just pastiche; Levring appears to have set out simply to shoot a western in the familiar style and done so with great gusto.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 16/04/2015

Director Kristian Levring has clearly watched plenty of John Ford and Sergio Leone films, and quite a few of Sam Peckinpah's slow-motion gorefests too. His approach to the western genre is very full-blooded, and this is a film very full of blood.

****(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 17/04/2015

A violent and thrilling B-movie, made with a great deal of skill.

****(*)Chris Fyvie, The Skinny, 17/04/2015

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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