An absolutely well made and engaging western maintaining tension and violence like Packinpah films. The film begins with an interesting proposition- a brother has to kill his own brother within nine days to save the life of his younger brother... the rest is better to watch on your own. Though the film has unusual Guy Pierce, the performance to watch here belongs to Ray Winstone and Danny Huston. Set in Godforsaken West Country with seedy and savage characters; the film has rich cinematography canvassing beautiful natural shades of sky and frontier juxtaposed with lawless violent bloodshed and ripped off bodies. Some of the lines are poetic ones, quite unusual for westerns. Director John Hillcoat truly deserves praise from all western film lovers.
Fine Western…Catch it.