Bone Tomahawk (2015) Review

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Bone Tomahawk (2015) Review

Movie review by Yo Adrian on November 13th, 2019 | Movie Review | Survival, Drama, Vengeance, Wilderness, Cannibalism

Bone Tomahawk was directed by S. Craig Zahler and stars Kurt Russell (from Death Proof), Patrick Wilson (from The Conjuring 2) and Matthew Fox  (from Extinction). It's about group of cowboys who venture into the deep desert to rescue some people who were kidnapped from their town by a cannibalistic Indian tribe.

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Bone Tomahawk Reviiew

Bone Tomahawk is an odd movie. Good, but odd.

On one hand it's a legit western. You have Kurt Russel, who was born for the role. You also have Patrick Wilson, who's a great actor, but who doesn't really fit the rugged nature of the film. He's supposed to be the most dedicated character, he plays the husband whose wife was abducted, but he really comes across as the weakest. Every character in the movie is hardened and head strong, except for him. He's physically strong (he hobbles around in pain for 90 of the 120 minute run time), but just kinda comes across as mentally weak and manic. Odd for a hardened western.

On the other hand it's a legit horror, but only the last 20 minutes really. Granted, it's a gory 20 minutes. And there's a couple of reveals behind the cannibals that were awesomely shocking. Wait until you see the pregnant women! This movie may be mostly a western, but the brief horror it does offer packs a punch.

Worth Watching?

Yes, definitely. It's a great movie all around. Great cast, great story, no plot holes, no needless drama or sub plots. As long as you don't mind a movie mostly about cowboys crossing the desert, and you like gore, you should like Bone Tomahawk.
 
 


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