Source: Catholic News Service
Artful but unsparing 1880s-era Australian outback Western in which a British law enforcement officer (Ray Winstone) gives a gang member (Guy Pearce) the chance to save his jailed kid brother's life, provided he finds and kills his vicious older brother (Danny Huston). Director John Hillcoat's uneven film from a Nick Cave script is well acted, including performances by Emily Watson as the officer's delicate wife and John Hurt as a drunken bounty hunter, and is not without moral complexity, but the violence and bloodshed are exceedingly hard to take. Pervasive brutality and violence, beatings, murder, rough language, and a nongraphic but disturbing rape. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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