Metacritic Movie Ratings
Joe Reviews



out of 100

Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    A beautiful film, shot by Tim Orr, that is elevated by Mr. Cage's stirring portrait of a violence-prone man who can't restrain himself from doing good.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesBill Stamets

    Gripping and at times agonizing.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterDavid Rooney

    Where it really works is in Cage's bone-deep characterization of a man at war with himself.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    VarietyJustin Chang

    A patiently observed, often unsettlingly violent drama that can’t help but feel overly familiar in some of its particulars, rich in rural texture but low on narrative momentum or surprise.

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