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Jun 08, 2021mswrite rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The great Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen (why isn't he a bigger star here?) does quite a good job stepping into the boots of Eastwood in this lean, dark revenge tale set in the Old West. A fine, evocative score (think Ennio Morricone, who composed the music for the Leone-Eastwood spaghetti westerns of the sixties) and arresting cinematography are highlights, as are the performances of Mikkelsen as Jon Jensen, Mikael Persbrandt as Mikkelsen's loyal brother Peter, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the principal town villain, Jonathan Pryce as the weaselly mayor/undertaker, and the stunning Eva Green as Madeleine, the mysterious town beauty who may or may not be on Jon's side. Recommended.