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The Homesman Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    69

    out of 100

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

  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Never mind the awfulness of the three madwomen being relentlessly mad, or the silliness of their journey’s logistics; not for a moment do you believe that this grievously afflicted trio actually inhabits what amounts to a small, rickety and unadorned paddy wagon. What’s definitively awful is the spectacle of unrestrained vanity.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    The Homesman aims for a story that's poignant and told sparely, but comes across as mawkish, tedious and self-indulgent.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Variety Peter Debruge

    Unlike other actor-directors, Jones never seems to indulge excess on the part of his cast. Though the characters are strong, the performances are understated.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    This beautifully crafted film intrigues as a story never told before and ratchets up dramatic interest through a succession of unexpected turns.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    The Homesman is not an easy, comfortable viewing experience. That’s part of what makes it unique.

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