4.0

77

out of 100

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

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    In an era when hundreds of lives are casually destroyed in action movies, here is an entire film in which one life is honored, and one death is avenged.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    Jones displays a firm hand at the helm -- you sense that he is well within his comfort zone in this environment -- and performances including his own are lively and convincing.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    I admired the leisure and intensity of this morality tale.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    An unabashed descendant of "Bring Me the Head." This time, though, it's an entire corpse that gets hauled through the desert, and that's not all that's being toted. So is a hefty parcel of racial correctness.

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